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Crane Driver charged over death & serious injury in Far North Queensland  

 

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15/08/2019 3:44 pm  

A crane driver has been charged following an electrocution death in Far North Queensland.

49-year-old Brett Quinn worked for the Gordonvale Sugar Mill until his death last month when a piece of rail track he was lifting came into contact with power-lines at a Goldsborough Qld property.

A 63-year-old co worker was badly burnt after trying to help. He was airlifted to Brisbane for treatment.

The 54-year-old crane driver was charged with 'disqualified driving' after it was discovered that he was not the holder of a valid driver’s licence when the incident took place, according to News Corp.

He will front the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 10. Workplace Health and Safety is investigating.

Source: https://www.star1027.com.au/news/local-news/101575-crane-driver-charged-over-electrocution-in-far-north
By Michelle Price, Local News
© Star 102.7 Cairns

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18/10/2020 12:41 pm  

That link above no longer works (404 error) but this one covers the same story.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-crane-driver-to-face-court-one-month-after-co-worker-electrocuted-20190814-p52h4a.html

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