Insulation Scheme Behind 197 House Fires

Reported by Admin | 19 Oct, 2010

Only a small percentage of homes insulated under the Federal insulation program have been affected by fire, the Climate Change Department claims. The Government axed the insulation scheme after it was linked to deaths of four insulation installers and hundreds of house fires. Martin Bowles of the Climate Change Department told a Senate committee that …

QLD: Company Charged over Insulation Worker Fatality

Reported by Admin | 29 Jun, 2010

A Rockhampton firm has been charged by the Queensland’s Justice Department for safety breaches following an investigation into an insulation worker fatality last year. A 16-year-old worker was working in the ceiling of a Stanwell home in central Queensland in November 2009. He was installing fibreglass insulation when he was electrocuted. The company is being …

QLD: Court Adjourns Insulation Death Case

Reported by Admin | 07 Jun, 2010

The first prosecution over the death of an insulation installer linked to the Federal Government’s insulation rebate scheme has been adjourned until September. A 25-year-old worker was killed on 14 October 2009 after receiving electric shock while installing ceiling insulation in a home at Meadowbrook, south of Brisbane. His 18-year-old girlfriend and workmate sustained serious …

QLD: Court Begins Hearing on Insulation Death

Reported by Admin | 05 Jun, 2010

The prosecution over the death of a worker related to the Federal Government’s insulation rebate scheme has started in the Beenleigh Industrial Magistrates Court yesterday. A 25-year-old worker died on 14 October 2009 when he was electrocuted while installing ceiling insulation in a home at Meadowbrook. An 18-year-old colleague sustained severe burns to her leg. …

QLD: Company, Officers, Charged Over Insulation Death

Reported by Admin | 18 May, 2010

A Brisbane company and its officers have been charged over the death of an insulation installer and the injury of another last year. A 25-year-old man was electrocuted while installing reflective foil in the roof of a home at Meadowbrook in October 2009. His workmate, an 18-year-old female, sustained severe burns. The Queensland Government has …

NSW: Homeowners May Face Jail Time for Wokrmen’s Injuries

Reported by Admin | 11 Mar, 2010

A workplace health and safety lawyer says homeowners may soon face prison sentence of up to six years if a worker gets injured or killed on their property. The alert comes on the heels of a court decision holding a Sydney homeowner liable for an electrician‘s death in 2004. Allan Harley was working on the …