Workplace injury sends man to hospital


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A man has been injured after he fell at a worksite in south-east Queensland.

The incident happened at Broadbeach Waters.

Reports indicated the man landed on a sharp object during the Monday morning incident.

He was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 531,800 out of the 12.5 million people aged 15 years or over who worked between July 2013–June 2014 suffered a work-related injury.

The industries with the highest work-related injury or illness rates were ‘Manufacturing’ (82 per 1,000 employed persons), ‘Transport, postal and warehousing’ (76 per 1,000 employed persons) and ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ (72 per 1,000 employed persons).

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