SEVERELY INJURED: Paramedics work to help the Gympie man who became trapped in the tree harvester. Photo Contributed
SEVERELY INJURED: Paramedics work to help the Gympie man who became trapped in the tree harvester. Photo Contributed Contributed

Safety management not at fault in tree harvester accident

WORKPLACE Health and Safety Queensland's investigation into a tree harvester accident in forestry at Duckinwilla has found safety management was not at fault.

A Workplace Health and Safety spokesman said the investigation found that the business's safety management systems were not in the wrong. 

The investigation team is still looking into the actions of individual workers.

A Gympie man, in his late 40s, was working with a professional logging crew along Warrah Rd when the incident occurred in November. 

It is believed the man, who was airlifted to hospital, had been repairing the tree harvester prior to the incident which caused compression injuries to both his legs.



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