A south-east Queensland waste recycler and its company director have been committed to stand trial over the death of a worker.
As the school holidays and Easter camping trips approach, the Palaszczuk Government is asking parents to think about safety before their kids jump onto a quad bike.
In December 2018, a worker died when he was crushed by a steel pipe which fell off the back of a truck. The worker and two others were unloading two 12m steel pipes, each weighing 1.8 tonnes, one at a time with a forklift. After the ratchet straps were released, it appears one of the pipes rolled, striking the stanchions and causing them to fail. The pipe continued rolling and fell off the truck, landing on and crushing the worker’s chest and head.
In February 2019, two workers were taken to hospital with one admitted for heat syncope (a mild form of heat illness). The workers had been preparing formwork for a concrete pour at a construction site. Three other workers also reported feeling unwell and were treated onsite by emergency services.
The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) have been auditing and investigating incidents on Queensland solar farms. 30 solar farms have been visited over the last 12 months with 67 notices issued.
A recent legal case involving a McDonald’s worker who fell from the roof of one of the fast food retailer’s restaurants during a pre-shift smoke break has generated significant attention, but the ruling has limited application.
In this edition: Priority infringement notice offences targeted; HSR training required within three months of election; Bricklayer fined for Springfield Lakes block wall collapse; Tower crane hoist rope and brake failures; Caboolture crane company cops heavy fine after failing to follow manufacturer’s instruction; and much more.
An Ipswich bricklayer has been fined $18,000 for putting the safety of his subcontractors at risk, following the collapse of a block firewall in 2016 at a Springfield Lakes development site.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017