An interesting story.
Quarry owner Dirk Karreman is appealing against a directive from a mining inspector that bans his grandson from using equipment at the Redlands operations on Brisbane’s bayside.
Lawyers for Mr Karreman told the court nine-year-old Dane Karreman operated the loader efficiently and safely, that he had done so on weekends and had more than 500 hours of experience.
Lawyers for the State Government say it is an unnecessary risk.
My father had me and my siblings working on construction sites from about that age. I think it was good for us. On the farm we were driving tractors at quite a young age also. Risky perhaps but better than sitting on your hands.