Roadworker hospitalised after shock

A roadworker has been taken to hospital after receiving an electric shock while water-blasting on a Mt Victoria street. A witness to the incident on hilly McFarlane St this afternoon said he saw the roadworker, who had been waterblasting in a team of trench diggers,…

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Mother of one still in an induced coma after electrical blast

THE woman who suffered severe burns during an electrical accident at the Aurizon railway workshops in Redbank remains in a critical condition in Royal Brisbane Hospital. The 33-year-old woman is a fourth-year apprentice and was working with a supervisor on a substation at the site…

Most Dangerous Job In Australia

The risk of death to people working in the road freight sector has almost doubled in one year, while truck driving remains the most dangerous job despite the introduction of a the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in October this year. “At a time when Chain…

Top Work Industry Categories in Australia

Key work health and safety statistics for Australia Report In 2008–09, there were 133 485 workers’ compensation claims for serious 1 work-related injuries or illnesses. This equates to an incidence rate of 13.5 serious claims per 1000 employees. Preliminary data for 2009–10 show there were…

Top Tips for Electrical First Aid

Suggestions include: Disconnect the power supply. Check for breathing and pulse. If necessary, start resuscitating the person. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. If you are unsure on resuscitation techniques, the ambulance call-taker will talk you through. If breathing and pulse are steady, attend…

The Top 6 Safety Tips in a Thunderstorm

Things to do in a thunderstorm Don’t use the landline telephone (except in emergencies). Turn off all appliances. Turn off and unplug sensitive equipment such as computers and televisions. If you experience a power failure, switch off appliances and separate from flammable materials such as…

Top Safety Tips for Children in the Home

Suggestions to protect your children from electric shock include: When appliances are not in use, switch off the power and unplug. Close unused power points with plastic plug-in covers. These are available from supermarkets and hardware stores. Make sure electrical cords are not dangling from…

Top 14 Safety Tips Around the Home

Things you can do to improve safety in the Home….. Hire an electrician to check the household wiring and install an electrical safety switch. Don’t piggyback two or more double adapters as this poses a fire hazard. Instead, use a power board. Use power boards…