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Workplace sexual harassment in the spotlight of national inquiry

06 Dec 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

With the #MeToo movement launching workplace sexual harassment and bullying into the public spotlight, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is conducting a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

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Father and son drown at beach lagoon

Industry: Tourism

In October 2018, a father and his son who were on holidays from overseas drowned at Airlie Beach lagoon. It appears they got into difficulty in deeper water. Both were pulled from the water but could not be resuscitated. Investigations are continuing.

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Protecting bodies and minds against pre-holiday stresses

06 Dec 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

With the end of year fast approaching, ensuring your workers stay physically safe and mentally healthy is critical to avoiding unnecessary and costly injuries.

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$80,000 fine imposed after workplace incident results in amputation

Industry: Construction

Inadequate supervision and training for a young worker has been blamed for a workplace incident which resulted in an inexperienced labourer having his hand amputated.

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Failure to protect young worker costs timber company dearly

A timber company has been fined $60,000 for failing to protect a young inexperienced worker who lost a thumb and three fingers following a workplace incident on 7 October 2015.

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Queensland abattoir fined $200,000 following death of labourer

An Queensland abbatoir has been fined in the Maryborough Magistrates Court after it failed to ensure the health and safety of a worker and exposed him to the risk of death.

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Agriculture farm fined $200,000 for powerline death

A North Queensland agriculture farm has been fined $200,000 in the Cairns Magistrate Court for the electrocution of an overseas worker in 2016.

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Older tourist snorkelling death

In October 2018, an older male tourist was pulled from the water unconscious and later died at a snorkelling site, during a day tour with a tour operator. The tour operator had identified him as an at risk snorkeler. Investigations are continuing.

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