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Hamilton Island transport provider fined after horrific buggy crash

A transport services company has been fined $220,000 for offences under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 after a golf buggy crash in 2016 left eight Hamilton Island resort guests and one worker badly injured.


Company fined over Eagle Farm double fatality

Industry: Construction

The principal contractor involved in the tragic deaths of two construction workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse almost two years ago has today been fined $405,000, for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).


High ropes adventure courses

Industry: Tourism

The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risk of strangulation when participating in high ropes adventure courses.

Date issued: 04 Sep 2018


eSAFE - August 2018

In this edition: Major changes on the way for amusement ride safety; Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference; Employers warned to look after young workers after hand amputation; Company slashes workers’ comp claim costs; Stricter test and tagging required for construction site temporary buildings; and much more.


Operator thrown and killed in bulldozer rollover

Industry: Construction

In August 2018, a bulldozer operator from Julatten was killed while clearing foliage. It appears the dozer drove onto a log, causing the tracks to lose friction, and it rolled onto a steep slope, throwing him from the cage. Investigations are continuing.


Safety blitz targets vehicle loading cranes

In the wake of three deaths, dozens of serious injuries and significant property damage caused by vehicles fitted with loading cranes (VLCs), the Queensland Government has launched an education and enforcement campaign to prevent further tragedy.


WorkCover pilots a new approach to managing claims

27 Aug 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

WorkCover Queensland is piloting a new approach to managing workplace injury claims which is designed to achieve better claim and return to work outcomes. Partnering with Monash University, WorkCover has researched, designed and is now testing the types of care different workers may need as part of its “Recovery Blueprint” pilot.


Government continues commitment for Mates in Construction

Industry: Construction

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced additional funding of $1 million to help Mates in Construction expand its suicide prevention program to rural and remote areas of the state.

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