Work Health and Safety Qld: Investigation of Quad Bike Incident

Source: Work Health and Safety Qld

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a quad bike incident that occurred at Alpha in Central Queensland.

A man was found deceased on 25 September 2013. It is believed he was mustering cattle and was not wearing a helmet. It appears his bike struck a concealed object, throwing him from it.

Investigations to establish the cause of the man's death are continuing.

Could this happen in your workplace?

This alert is a reminder for all quad bike users to:

  • select the correct vehicle for the task
  • always wear a helmet
  • be aware of hazards such as tree stumps, rocks or wash outs that may be hidden by long grass or other vegetation when riding and mustering
  • keep in contact with others to advise your location when working in remote and isolated areas.

For information on workplace health and safety

Please note: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland cannot comment on the progress of individual investigations. Each workplace incident is different, so the time taken to complete a thorough investigation will vary depending on the circumstances. More complex incidents may take many months to complete.