Occupational Health and Safety investigation into death of worker

OHS investigates death of show workerA man working at the Townsville show is in critical condition after a large piece of steel fell onto him. The 24 year old was rushed to the local hospital at 9 pm where he was said to have been suffering from spinal cord  injuries.

This accident occurred only days prior to over 60 thousand patrons are expected to attend the show. It is a four day show and it is one of the largest events within the community.

Occupational Accidents Do Occur

The Townsville Show manager, Chris Condon, claims the accident came as a shock  and despite being in the industry for a long time, this is the first time he’s seen such a thing occur.

He inferred that the people working at the event are trained in the safety risks presented in this  type of work .The ride that caused the accident of the worker has since been under scrutiny and many safety inspections have taken place since the accident.

The manager stated that safety is the number one priorty of the Townsville show.

The  case is now being investigated by Occupational Health and Safety . The show boasts of having more than 30 rides to offer its patrons. Previously, more than 55 thousand people attended the Townsville show and despite the accident, the show will go on this year.

Source: http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2011/07/01/244211_news.html

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