Pilot Receives Serious Injuries in Queensland Helicopter Crash

Reported by Zoe | 15 Jan, 2013

The pilot of a helicopter received serious injuries when his helicopter crashed in Augathella in Queensland’s west. Paramedics found the 25-year-old man about 5pm Monday afternoon conscious and sitting in a dam, he was the only person on board the helicopter at the time of the accident. A doctor and nurse were sent to the …

Queensland to Trial Radio Warnings at Crossings

Reported by Zoe | 18 Sep, 2012

After a truck driver received serious injuries last week when his truck was stuck on railway tracks, see our report here, the Queensland Government has announced a new trial to make railway crossings safer. The trial involves drivers that are approaching railway crossings being informed about approaching trains with messages broadcast on their car radios. …

Train and Truck Collide at Brisbane Rail Crossing

Reported by Zoe | 14 Sep, 2012

A semi-trailer collided with two passenger trains this morning on the Northside of Brisbane leaving the driver in hospital with serious injuries. The truck was oversize and carrying a 38 tonne transformer when it became lodged on the tracks at the level crossing at Banyo station at 6.30am. The driver tried to free the truck …

Aviation company fined over explosion at Adelaide Airport

Reported by Haydee | 30 Aug, 2012

An aviation company has been fined $56,000 over an explosion at Adelaide Airport where an engineer suffered serious injuries. ABC News reported that the victim suffered a broken arm, burns and cuts to his hands and face during an explosion last March. He was repairing the wing of an aircraft when the incident happened. SafeWork …

Paramedics warn Victorians as five ladder falls happened over the past week

Reported by Haydee | 21 Dec, 2011

Paramedics warn Victorians to be careful when working with ladders after a popular music guru received serious injuries from a ladder fall. This was followed by four similar incidents over the weekend. The Herald Sun reports that the 58-year old music guru fell three metres to the ground as he was putting up Christmas decorations …

Restumping company fined over an accident which seriously injured house owners

Reported by Haydee | 14 Dec, 2011

A restumping company based in Geelong was cited and fined after their customer was trapped under a house which was being re-stumped and was seriously injured. The restumping company pleaded guilty to workplace safety violation for failing to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the public’s safety from health and safety hazards. …