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WorkSafe ACT Investigation Due to Serious Safety Incident

A collapse of prefabricated concrete panels on a construction site in Braddon has prompted an investigation by WorkSafe ACT. The incident happened at a high rise residential construction site with reports saying the prefabricated concrete panels collapsed in a lift

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Alert Issued after Dozens Feared Affected by Silicosis

Silicosis is a deadly disease that has affected more people in Australia than we previously realised. The Queensland Government has announced an immediate crackdown on dry-cutting artificial stone benchtops after dozens more workers have been discovered who are suffering from

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Melbourne Construction’s Record Highs due to Billions in Permits Issued

A record $38 billion in building works have been approved across the state of Victoria, good news for the state’s construction industry. According to the figures released by the Victorian Building Authority, the number of building permits increased to 114,800

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Victoria Has One Workplace Injury and Two Deaths in a Day

Remember the 2016 workplace accident at Eagle Farm Racecourse that claimed the lives of 2 workers when a concrete slab fell and crushed them? The Brisbane construction firm responsible has been fined $405,000 over the incident. The accident claimed the

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Three Companies Charged After Pedestrian Struck

The importance of a traffic plan and vehicle safety should never be underestimated by companies, as three companies have found out. The companies were convicted and fined $825,000 after a pedestrian was struck by a commercial recycling bin at a

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Australians Urged To Take A Moment for Workplace Safety in October

October has been designated National Safe Work Month and this year Safe Work Australia Chair Diane Smith-Gander is urging all Australians to take a moment to consider safety in  their workplace. As Ms Smith-Gander explains a safety incident can occur

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SafeWork NSW Releases Plan to Tackle Construction Deaths

SafeWork NSW has released a plan to address construction deaths in the state and according to the plan, the state hopes to reduce workplace deaths by 30 per cent in the next 5 years. It’s also part of the plan

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Italian Construction Workers Make Valuable Find in Dig

Construction work is anything but boring, you never know what a day on the job could bring. A group of Italian construction workers made an amazing discovery recently buried under a theatre in Como. Construction workers were excavating an old

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Melbourne Crane Accident Results in One Fatality

A Melbourne crane incident has led to the death of a worker and the injury of 2 more. In addition to a fatality, one man was seriously injured and another suffered minor injury at the Box Hill site. Paramedics said

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Man Crushed by Heavy Machinery on Construction Site

An incident on a South East Queensland roadworks construction site, about 5km west of Maroochydore has left a man in his twenties suffering from serious injuries. The man was involved in an incident where he was crushed by heavy machinery

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