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Building Contractor Fined over Fatality

A $405,000 fine has been issued to a Bankstown building contractor by a Sydney District Court after it was revealed that the contractor failed to protect the health and safety of a worker who fell and lost his life. The

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Study Reveals Most Australians Don’t Know Why They Need Sun Safety

Most construction workers are spending the majority of their time outdoors which is why sun protection is such a crucial issue to our industry. In light of the amount of time we spend outdoors, the recent revelation that most Australians

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Two Killed in Trench Collapse

Following an ordeal more than 2 hours a long, a worker on a Ballarat construction site was eventually freed using an excavator, after he was buried by dirt in a trench collapse. The young man, 20 years of age, was

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Brisbane Construction Worker Injured When Retaining Wall Fell

A 21 year old worker was recently injured on a Brisbane construction site while working on  a retaining wall. The worker fell down an embankment at the site on Wentworth Parade in Balmoral. Roads surrounding the construction site were closed

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Man Impaled on Fence Due to Ladder Fall

A worker in the Fraser Coast suffered a gruesome injury after falling from a ladder at a property in Maryborough. The man was impaled on a fence after falling from the ladder with emergency crews having to be called in

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Alert Issued about Power Line Safety

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to everyone operating heavy vehicles and machinery to check for power lines, following a number of serious incidents that occurred over the past few months. Last month there were 2 incidents that occurred, one

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BeyondBlue Investigates Suicide Signals

We’ve already learned that construction workers are particularly at risk to suicide which is why it’s important to know how to identify the signs of suicide in someone and know how to respond. Recent research from beyondblue found that few

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Florida Bridge Collapse Prompts Probe Into Time Saving Construction Method

A bridge being constructed in Florida, using a technique called Accelerated Bridge Construction has collapsed, killing at least 6 people and injuring at least 9. The construction technique was developed after experts realised America’s bridges were disintegrating and more bridges

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2018 Construction Outlook Good So Far

There’s good news for the construction sector, activity in the sector is booming in 2018 and February experienced an even greater and faster improvement in activity than January. According to the Australia Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index

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Inquest Begins into Scissor-lift Death on Construction Site

The inquest into the 2014 death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo has begun and so far it appears corners may have been cut and safety compromised on the site of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Mr Castillo-Riffo died in November

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