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Regional recruitment specialist fined after investigation into Toowoomba showground death

Industry: Tourism

A regional employment services provider has been fined $90,000 for offences under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 for a breach of duty owed to workers.


Top 5 new features in WorkCover Connect

24 Oct 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

We’re excited to let you know about the range of new features just added to WorkCover Connect. With a focus on helping you manage safety and claims within your organisation, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to release this update than during Safe Work Month.


Audiology panel tender now closed

24 Oct 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

The Audiology panel tender is now closed and we are currently reviewing submissions.


Five year strategic plan for work health and safety in Queensland

A new Five Year Strategic Plan has been developed in response to the recommendations of the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.


Workers injured when concrete pipe toppled over

Industry: Construction

In October 2018, two workers in an excavation were injured when a 1350mm diameter concrete stormwater pipe toppled over. They were installing a short 500mm length of the large diameter pipe by abutting the pipe up to the end of a recently laid pipe and using timber and sandbags as chocks to support the pipe in position. It appears one of the workers may have moved a sandbag and the pipe toppled over. One worker was trapped beneath the pipe for several minutes and his leg was broken. Investigations are continuing.


WorkCover Queensland wins two national PIEF awards

20 Oct 2018 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Return to work

WorkCover Queensland has been recognised for outstanding performance in managing serious injuries and for digital innovation in injury management at the national 2018 Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards.


Worker injured in wall collapse

Industry: Construction

In September 2018, a worker received serious head, back and chest injuries while attempting to jump off a trestle to avoid the collapse of a 2.8 metre high block wall. He and another worker who was not injured were constructing the block wall.


Worker’s lower leg amputated as forklift strikes bollard

In September 2018, a forklift operator’s lower leg was amputated when the forklift he was driving struck a bollard. Initial investigations suggest he was driving the forklift around a corner of a packing hall onto an exit ramp and his foot may have been outside of the manufacturer’s designated operating position. Investigations are continuing.

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