QLD: Boy Injured by Grinder

Reported by Julia | 01 Oct, 2010

A 15-year-old boy was hurt after cutting himself with an angle grinder in south-east Queensland on Wednesday. A call was received by ambulance officers about the incident at a Glastonbury property near Gympie about 8:30am (AEST). The teen broke his left forearm and sustained a 20-centimetre gash due to the power tool accident. He was …

NSW: Statewide Inspection for Concreting Formwork

Reported by Julia | 30 Sep, 2010

A two-month campaign has been launched by WorkCover NSW, with inspectors carrying out a statewide inspection of construction sites to ensure workers involved in concrete formwork are properly trained. Since February this year, formworkers in the state no longer need a Certificate of Competency, but they must still undergo proper safety training. The decision not …

QLD: School Fined Over Asbestos Contamination

Reported by Julia | 14 Sep, 2010

A school in Burpengary has been fined after dangerous asbestos particles were released during a demolition work. Education Queensland said it is investigating the incident and looking into the issue of asbestos contamination. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) sent an inspector to the school on Wednesday after receiving complaints about a lack of proper …