Following the death of a FIFO construction worker in Queensland, the industry is being reminded about the importance of policies related to work in the heat, particularly in the heavy construction industry.
Glenn Richard Newport has been described as fit and muscular, yet despite his body mass, the worker suffered severe heat exposure which ultimately claimed his life in January 2013. He was working on a Queensland coal deam gas project at the time.
Coroner John Hutton recently delivered his findings into the 38-year-old’s death. The coroner found the death was caused by a cardiac arrest following exposure to extremely hot conditions.
The coroner said this tragedy should be a warning to the heavy construction industry about the need for more detailed and effective policies regarding work in the heat. Find out more https://sourceable.net/action-urged-after-heat-related-construction-death/