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31 People Punished for Deadly Chinese Construction Collapse

China has ordered 31 people to placed under “coercive measures” for a construction collapse that took place in November 2016. 73 people died in the horrendous collapse in China’s Jiangxi Province. “Coercive measures” are a type of detention ranging from

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Construction Work Surging

According to reports, the construction and engineering sector has rebounded strongly after a slow start to the year and is now 6.8 per cent higher than it was in the June quarter last year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics data

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Construction Workers Make Amazing Discovery

You never know what you’re going to find during excavation on construction sites. A group of workers on a Colorado construction site unwittingly made an amazing discovery while clearing a site for a new fire and police station. The construction

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Company Fined for Trench Collapse That Injured Worker

A trench collapse which left one worker trapped and seriously injured, has resulted in a $75,000 fine for the earthmoving company involved. Workers were excavating a trench to lay sewer pipes with a second trench adjacent to the one being

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North Queensland Workplace Incident Leads to Worker Injury

A worker was serious injured in a workplace accident in Queensland’s north. The man, in his thirties became trapped between a loader and a wall during the incident on Friday afternoon.He was reportedly at work at a north Brisbane business

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Safe Work Releases Data on Tradies Serious Injury

An infographic has been released by Safe Work Australia to coincide with Tradies Health Month which is the month of August, to help tradespeople stay safe at work. The infographic contains data and statistics on serious claims made by tradespeople,

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Workplace Incident Causes Serious Leg Injury for Contractor

According to media reports, another serious workplace incident has taken place on a Queensland work site, this time involving a sandblasting canister. A contractor was injured when the sandblasting canister fell off a forklift and onto his leg. He had

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Mental Health Issues on WA Construction Sites Leading to Suicide

August is tradie health and safety  month and that includes mental health. Sadly this is a topic too often ignored on the construction site and as a result hundreds of workers are dying every year. According to a new report

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Collaboration to Improve Workplace Mental Health

Mental health has been a major focus of workplace health and safety initiatives recently given the high number of construction workers succumbing to depression and mental illness, and its an issue we have discussed often. Now WorkCover Queensland and SuperFriend

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Gold Coast Construction Worker in Hospital after Incident

A man was rushed to hospital with leg injuries after a serious workplace incident in south east Queensland recently. The 40 something man injured his leg on a steel fragment at the Gold Coast Construction site. The man was rushed

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