A terrifying string of accidents has recently plagued workplaces throughout Queensland, resulting in a multitude of dangerous incidents. Each accident involved male workers, ranging in age from their 20s up to their 60s.
Within this wave of unfortunate events, a man in his 50s sustained significant chest injuries around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday. The incident occurred at a motor vehicle manufacturing business located in Stapylton when the man found himself trapped between two pieces of machinery. The predicament saw the man wedged between a tank and another machine at the establishment. Consequently, he was promptly conveyed to Gold Coast University Hospital, reported to be in a stable condition according to a representative from Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).
The initial accident in this sequence transpired just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday in Proserpine. A man in his twenties got tragically stuck within machinery at a sugar mill. This resulted in his arm being painfully lodged within the mechanical components, inflicting a harsh crush injury. He was swiftly taken to Proserpine Hospital where he was said to be in a stable condition on arrival.
Within the same early morning time frame, a man in his 60s suffered a distressing head injury after plummeting from a ladder around two meters high. The accident took place at an office located on Bailey Mountain Rd within the Gold Coast region. His condition was reported as serious and he was quickly transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital. The reasons behind his presence on the ladder, however, remain undisclosed.
This series of unfortunate events found another victim shortly thereafter, around 8:30 a.m. A man, in his 50s, at a work-site in Mount Cotton area of Redland experienced a traumatic accident. While engaged in connecting the brakes of a trailer, a sudden release of the brakes occurred. Despite his attempt to evade the hazard, the trailer ran over his leg. Following the incident, the man was sent to Princess Alexandra Hospital and was reported to be in a stable condition.
The recent array of horrifying accidents paints a startling picture of workplace safety issues in Queensland, across a broad range of professions.