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Crane Driver charged over death & serious injury in Far North Queensland

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A crane driver has been charged following an electrocution death in Far North Queensland.

49-year-old Brett Quinn worked for the Gordonvale Sugar Mill until his death last month when a piece of rail track he was lifting came into contact with power-lines at a Goldsborough Qld property.

A 63-year-old co worker was badly burnt after trying to help. He was airlifted to Brisbane for treatment.

The 54-year-old crane driver was charged with 'disqualified driving' after it was discovered that he was not the holder of a valid driver’s licence when the incident took place, according to News Corp.

He will front the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 10. Workplace Health and Safety is investigating.

Source: https://www.star1027.com.au/news/local-news/101575-crane-driver-charged-over-electrocution-in-far-north
By Michelle Price, Local News
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