Type of Facility

Business premises (near Ipswich Girls' Grammar School)


Man trapped between scissor lift and fence

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A man has been critically injured after a horrific workplace accident in Ipswich, south of Brisbane, involving a scissor lift.

Key Points

  • A man in his 60s sustained life-threatening injuries to his abdomen, chest, and head.
  • The incident occurred outside a business on Torch St in Ipswich, near Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School.
  • The man was rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital in critical condition.
  • WorkSafe Queensland is investigating the incident.

Details of the Ipswich Worksite Incident
Paramedics were called to the scene around 7:10 am on Thursday. They found the man trapped between a scissor lift and a fence outside a business premises. He was treated at the scene for life-threatening injuries before being transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

About Scissor Lifts
A scissor lift is a mobile work platform with crisscrossing beams that allow it to be raised and lowered. These lifts are commonly used in construction, maintenance, and other industries where workers need to access elevated areas.

Ongoing Investigation
WorkSafe Queensland is currently investigating the incident to determine the cause and any potential safety breaches.

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