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eSAFE Construction - November 2018

Industry: Construction

In this edition: Use the right tools for the job; Work health and safety duties not just with PCBUs; Silica audits for engineered stone benchtop fabricators; Secure worksites ahead of holiday season shutdowns; Labour hire provider boosting safety in construction; and much more.

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Worker killed in fall from grain auger

In November 2018, a worker was fatally injured after he fell 15 metres while trying to move a large mobile grain auger away from a silo. Early investigations indicate the weight of the opposing end of the auger was greater than the end he was holding. As he pulled the auger away from the silo, the opposing end dropped, propelling him into the air. Investigations are continuing.

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Construction wiring safe installation

26 Nov 2018 | Electrical Safety Office
Topics: Electricity

Construction wiring is the term used for temporary electrical installations on construction sites that supply power to and around the premise. While the wiring may be temporary, the installation requirements are not, and electrical workers must ensure construction wiring complies with the Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000, and AS/NZS 3012 Electrical Installations – Construction and Demolition sites.

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Asbestos Awareness Week highlights dangers

Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace visited year 10 students at Kelvin Grove State College’s Trade Training Centre today, highlighting the importance of asbestos safety.

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Audience members injured at stunt car event

In October 2018, members of the public sustained a range of injuries after a stunt car lost control and collided with a perimeter fence at a public event. Early enquiries indicate the car used a ramp in the arena as part of the stunt performance just before it hit the fence. Investigations are continuing.

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eSAFE Rural - September 2018

In this edition: Taking a proactive approach to manage fatigue; Graziers: are you and your livestock at risk from anthrax; Updated guide to classifying hazardous chemicals; $50,000 fine for lychee farm after picker falls from modified EWP; Engaging employees to actively manage workplace hazards; Now is the time to finalise your Safe Work Month activities; and much more.

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Company pays for poor fall protection that cost a life

Industry: Construction

A recent court decision to issue a hefty fine to a housing construction company after one of its contractors fell and died at a worksite is another stark reminder safety must not be compromised.

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Worker fatally crushed by grader

In October 2018, a worker was killed when the grader he was operating moved while he was outside the cab. It appears he attempted to get back into the grader to stop it moving, but slipped and was run over by the rear wheels. He had been operating the grader on his own, clearing areas adjacent to fence lines at a large rural property. Investigations are continuing.

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