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A 57 year old supervisor/carpenter working on a school farm was diagnosed with Q-Fever in January 2012, that has since developed into Q-Fever Debility Syndrome. The worker, who has been unable to return to work, claimed damages from his employer and from the State of Queensland as the controller of the school/school farm.
Ipswich State High School (ISHS) is a large secondary school located in north Ipswich with approximately 1500 students and 146 staff.
Goodna State School (GSS) is a large primary school located in Ipswich with approximately 750 students and 108 staff. Forty per cent of the workforce is aged 55 years and over.
Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd  QDC 123, 25 July 2018. The plaintiff alleged that the risk of injury as a result of dropped fruit during the fruit break was a foreseeable risk which was not insignificant. The plaintiff also alleged that the employer breached its duty of care by failing to, amongst other things, have in place a system of inspection and cleaning of the foyer during the fruit break.