Recent Fatality in Brisbane

 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a fatal incident that occurred on Monday 31 October 2011 at a construction site within the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane.

A worker was killed while a formwork shutter was being raised to about one metre above the ground by crane. Lengths of timber were being used as lifting points for the shutter when one of the pieces of timber broke. The formwork shutter dropped to the ground and fell over, striking the worker.

Could this happen anywhere your employees are working?

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 at a workplace.

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