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Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

IT’S the hol­i­day sea­son, we are ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, the kids are home and the city cousins and grand­chil­dren are vis­it­ing and en­joy­ing their time on the farm. Po­ten­tially a recipe for dis­as­ter.

A South Bur­nett boy is the lat­est vic­tim to be in­jured in a quad bike ac­ci­dent on late Tues­day.

He was air­lifted by the Sun­shine Coast RACQ CareF­light Res­cue to Bris­bane with mul­ti­ple in­juries.

Quad bike in­ci­dents are the lead­ing cause of in­jury and deaths on Aus­tralia farms.

The Heads of Work­place Safety Au­thor­ity is work­ing to de­velop a se­ries of rec­om­men­da­tions to re­duce th­ese num­bers, in­clud­ing train­ing, wear­ing of hel­mets and that chil­dren should not op­er­ate adult-sized quad bikes.

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