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One man dead, one more critical following crane falls at Brisbane construction site

Updated December 14, 2015 22:20:19

Map: Newstead 4006

One particular man is dead and yet another has been critically injured following a crane fell more than at a building website in Brisbane’s inner-city.

The crane fell over on Longland Street at Newstead just soon after 7:00pm (AEST), crushing the two men underneath it.

One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other has been taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a vital situation.

Fire crews said the crane was still running when they arrived.

They said the crane operator had minor injuries.

Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the lead to of the incident.

Police stated Doggett Street, at the intersection with Industrial Road at Fortitude Valley, is closed.

Motorists are asked to keep away from the area if achievable.

Subjects: accidents—other, newstead-4006, qld

Initial posted December 14, 2015 22:16:38

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Crab bridge helps Christmas Island critters beat the site visitors

By Angus Sargent

Posted December 09, 2015 16:41:32

Red crabs swarm along the ground and up the side of a metal bridge over a road on Christmas Island. Photo: The specially constructed bridge is aimed at stopping the crabs acquiring crushed on the road. (Supplied: Kirsty Faulkner)
Map: Christmas Island 6798

Christmas Island rangers have taken road safety to a whole new level with the construction of a “crab bridge” more than the island’s busiest road.

In preparation for the annual spawning season, rangers have been setting up barriers along the roadside to stop the crabs from being crushed under the wheels of cars.

A five-metre-high bridge has also been constructed at one point along the road to aid the crabs move across the island and continue their migration.

Christmas Island Tourism Association marketing manager Linda Cash stated aside from the practical use, the bridge had also become a tourist attraction.

“Sydney can have its Harbour Bridge, and San Francisco its Golden Gate bridge, but it is our crab bridge which is currently wooing vacationers from all more than the globe,” Ms Cash said.

“The ubiquitous crabs take the most direct route possible from their burrows in the rainforest terraces down to the coast, turning the roads, golf course and beaches into a crimson carpet.”

Rangers on Christmas Island have also constructed 31 underpasses across the island to assist the migrating crab masses en route to spawn.

Far more than 50 million crabs are expected to be involved in the annual migration, predicted by the Tourism Association to take spot on January six.

Red crabs surround a woman standing on a Christmas Island, Photo: The red crabs and their new bridge have proved popular with locals and tourists alike. (Supplied: Kirsty Faulkner)

Topics: animals, conservation, travel-and-tourism, christmas-island-6798

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Canola spill happened near internet site of Perth mass fish deaths: Government

Posted December 03, 2015 09:55:39

A dead snapper in the sand at Cockburn Sound. Photo: A dead snapper at Cockburn Sound, where poor water quality is believed to have killed off as a lot of as 14 various species of fish. (Supplied: Recfishwest)
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Map: Perth 6000

A grain spill occurred near the web site of a mass fish death in Perth’s south around the very same time the fatalities began occurring, authorities have said.

Investigators are nonetheless unsure what caused the deaths in Cockburn Sound, with as several as 14 species of fish affected since they were very first noticed final month.

The Department of Fisheries believes a water top quality issue is responsible, but has been unable to identify a single definitive lead to.

Nevertheless the State Government has told Parliament that a canola spill occurred at the Kwinana Grain Jetty sometime amongst November 18-22.

The fish deaths had been initial noticed early on November 19.

“Even though this was cleaned up by Co-operative Bulk Handling, some may have entered Cockburn Sound,” Mental Wellness Minister Helen Morton told Parliament, answering on behalf of Environment Minister Albert Jacob.

“Analysis benefits of grain from this vessel from the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture indicates there had been no pesticides present in the samples taken.”

Authorities also confirmed they had received reports of individuals experiencing adverse reactions after swimming in Cockburn Sound, although some fishermen had raised concerns more than the impact on other wildlife.

Shooters and Fishers MP Rick Mazza, who has been questioning the Government on the dilemma in Parliament, said he was increasingly worried.

“It is truly concerning there has been a spill, particularly around these dates, and it is truly important there is a multi-agency investigation to see if there is any correlation in between the two,” Mr Mazza said.

Subjects: fishing-aquaculture, fish, states-and-territories, perth-6000, kwinana-beach-6167

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