Wall collapse injures construction worker


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Queensland Workplace Health and Safety is investigating an incident in which a man was seriously injured after a wall collapsed at a Brisbane construction site.

The incident happened on Monday afternoon.

The man suffered back and leg injuries as a result of the incident.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment.

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 has identified the construction industry as a priority due to the high number and rate of work-related fatalities and serious injuries.

For a number of years, construction has consistently been among the top few industries with the highest number of serious claims. Since 2006–07, it has had the fifth highest incidence rate of serious claims of all industries.

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