Source: ABC News
Two Brisbane companies have been fined after a worker lost his eye and another fractured his arm in separate workplace accidents.
Buildmark Constructions has been fined $30,000 after a worker lost an eye in a nail gun accident on Brisbane’s northside.
It happened last year at Wavell Heights when a nail ricocheted off a compressed fibro sheet into the eye of a man working below.
The Brisbane Industrial Magistrates court heard the company failed to maintain an exclusion zone around the worker prior to the accident which would have prevented the injury.
In another incident a man fractured his arm when he was struck by a burst high pressure hose at Murarrie.
Barry Bros Specialised Services pleaded guilty in the Wynnum Industrial Magistrates Court to failing to ensure the safety of a worker.
No conviction was recorded against either company.
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