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Builder fined $75,000 over worker’s life-changing injury

Industry: Construction

A Toowoomba builder has been fined $75,000 following a workplace incident that left a young worker with serious physical and psychological injuries.

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Worker fatally trapped in conveyor

In March 2019, a worker was fatally injured after becoming trapped in a conveyor belt system at a recycling facility. It is not clear at this stage what caused the incident. Investigations are continuing.

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Falls from fixed ladders with cages

Industry: Construction

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of falling from a fixed caged ladder and over the guardrail of the landing below.

Date issued: 22 May 2019

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Research students receiving a stipend are considered to be workers

22 May 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

WorkCover Queensland recently considered whether higher degree university students who are paid a living allowance (stipend) are covered for injuries sustained while they are on university premises conducting research that is required to complete their PhD.

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Rockhampton workers’ compensation forum held for black lung sufferers

Industry: Mining

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has met with current and former coal workers in Rockhampton to discuss the range of programs and services available to people affected by coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP).

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Worker’s legs crushed by reversing forklift

In March 2019, a worker’s legs were severely crushed when he was struck by a reversing forklift in the loading bay of a timber factory. He had entered the loading bay on foot while the forklift was transporting materials. Investigations are continuing.

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New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements

17 May 2019 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

New eligibility requirements for qualified technical persons and qualified business persons are now in full effect and apply to all new electrical contractor licence applications.

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Upcoming return to work services tender

14 May 2019 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover will be establishing a new return to work services panel and aims to have this in place by late January 2020. This will be done via an open tender process commencing in August 2019.

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