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Failure to wear PPE leads to eye injury

A CONTRACT scaffolder who suffered lacerations to his eye and eye socket at a Queensland open cut mine after hitting himself in the face with a sledgehammer was not wearing appropriate personal protection equipment.

A disconnected airline had been left hanging in the scaffolder’s work area.

A disconnected airline had been left hanging in the scaffolder’s work area.

The scaffolder was using a sledgehammer to drive a timber sole plate under a scaffold screw jack. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said a disconnected airline had been left hanging in the scaffolder's...

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