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Incident Alert – Fatality

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a fatal workplace incident that occurred on Tuesday 14 June 2011 at a residential property in Auchenflower, Brisbane.

A roof and guttering worker was killed when he fell around four metres from the roof of a two storey house while removing guttering. It appears he was working alone at the time.

An initial investigation revealed there were no fall protection measures in place.

Could this happen in your workplace?

This alert is a reminder for you and your organisation to consider the effectiveness of your safety management systems in preventing an incident like this from occurring in your workplace.

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Joanne Wallace is our resident "Safety Guru". Joanne has provided advice on safety management for the past 10 years and written hundreds of articles on safety issues and tips. Joanne has experience in many industries ranging from manufacturing, food processing, timber milling, retail, office and wholesaling providing her with knowledge and experience managing risk and injuries in these industries.

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