Lifestyle

Dan the melon gets his head mushed in interests of safety

BECHTEL has released a safety video featuring a watermelon that graphically demonstrates the dangers of falling tools.

A number of watermelons were harmed in the making of the video, filmed during a series of sessions on the QCLNG site on Gladstone's Curtis Island.

The Melon Heads safety program is used on Bechtel's construction sites to demonstrate the importance of securing equipment when working at heights.

Bechtel Gladstone general manager Kevin Berg earlier this year called on employees to help the company in every way possible to improve its safety record, despite the company having a better record than the Australian average.

"Because our injury rate isn't absolute zero across all of our operations here in Gladstone, we are not satisfied with our performance," Mr Berg said.

"For us, zero is the only acceptable number."

In September a worker lost the top of his finger after he was moving structural steel on the eastern side of train 2 on the QCLNG site.

And in August, two men were injured when they were moving a crane rail along a structural steel beam.

One of the men was flown to Rockhampton Hospital where it was determined he had received fractures to bones in his foot.

Topics:  bechtel, curtis island, editors picks, qclng, workplace health and safety




UPDATE: Two rushed to hospital as crash shuts down busy Gladstone road

The crash on the corner of Tank St and Glenlyon St.

ACCIDENT directly outside Gladstone’s ambulance headquarters.

WATCH: Gladstone 'criminal' rammed cops in runaway rampage

Grant Lee Hawdon hwe as sentenced over two counts of dangerous operation of a car in Rockhampton and Calliope.

GLADSTONE “career criminal” deliberately rammed a police car.

Gladstone girl with 'food poisoning' after drinking Woolworths juice box

Mum of two Patrice Cornell found "green gunk" in her daughter's juice box.

MUM claims daughter, 2, got food poisoning from rotten juice box.

Latest deals and offers

Vintaea: Why I left The Bachelor on the first night

Vintaea Carlos was one of 22 "bachelorettes" looking for love on the fourth season of The Bachelor.

Queensland beauty leaves Richie at rose ceremony.

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles