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Worker fatally crushed while unloading forklift from a trailer

In November 2017, a worker was killed when a forklift fell from the loading ramps of a flatbed trailer while it was being unloaded, crushing him. At this stage, it is not clear what caused the forklift to fall off the ramps and investigations are continuing.


Agriculture mobile plant roll-over fatalities

In December 2017, a worker on a Tamborine Mountain avocado farm was killed when a single seat ride on mower being driven by another worker rolled over on a steep slope and crushed her. A few weeks before, a worker was killed when the tractor he was driving went over the edge of a steep embankment on a banana farm in North Queensland.


Heat stress real danger as Sunshine State set to sizzle

With temperatures already consistently well above average and sizzling summer predicted, employers must protect their workers from heat stress.


Recalls and prohibition notice on Salzer solar DC isolator

12 Dec 2017 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Recalls and prohibition notice on Salzer solar DC isolating switch used in solar installations, commonly referred to in industry as IPV40E & IPV40ES.


Multiple reckless conduct charges laid for 2016 Eagle Farm deaths

Industry: Construction

Nine complaints and summonses have been issued to four people and one business for their alleged involvement in the deaths of two workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse on 6 October 2016.


Independent medical examinations panel tender closing soon

08 Dec 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland encourages all interested parties to submit their application for the independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender, which closes at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 15 December 2017.


Installation of shoring boxes and other trench support systems

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of trench collapse when a shoring box, or any other trench support system, does not extend for the full depth of the trench. Shoring boxes are also known as trench shields or drag boxes.

Date issued: 08 Dec 2017


Worker burnt in fuel vapour explosion

A young worker was draining the fuel system of a boat when residual fuel that had collected in the bilge of the boat caught fire. He sustained significant burns to his arm, face, nose and throat requiring hospital treatment.

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