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Brisbane Tunnel Workers Risk Silica Related Diseases

A parliamentary inquiry has heard that Brisbane tunnel workers are at risk of serious health issues due to exposure to silica dust. A medical expert was speaking in front of a parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease. The inquiry was

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Workplace Accident Leaves Man Hospitalised

A construction worker was recently injured at a construction site in Sydney’s west. The man is fighting for his life in Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition after he was hit by a concrete pump at the construction site. According

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Construction Firm Develops Free Asbestos Guide

Construction firm J Hutchinson Pty Ltd. have developed a free interactive asbestos guide to assist homeowners and small businesses working with or removing asbestos containing materials from residential areas. Some of the information contained in the guide include what buildings

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18 of The Most Unbelievable Things Unearthed During Construction

One of the best parts about construction are the unbelievable discoveries that have been unearthed. From ancient tools to entire ancient towns, you never know what you’re going to discover when you begin an excavation. Here’s a cool video of

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Construction workers discover 2000 year old Roman Town

Construction work often unearths some amazing things but this ancient Roman town discovered by construction workers in the south of France must be one of the greatest. While digging for the construction of a boarding school, set to open in

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Man Injured After Excavator Falls off Bridge

A man was seriously injured after an excavator he was operating fell 7 metres off a bridge in Southeast Queensland. The man in his sixties was flown to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The incident occurred when he was

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Master Builders Association Accuses Union Leader of Encouraging Lawlessness

Comments by new Australian Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sally McManus, have been described by the South Australian head of Master Builders as “an acceptance of disregard for the law”. Responding to comments by McManus, Chief Executive Officer Ian Markos

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CFMEU Fined for Perth Airport Action

The fine issued to the CFMEU by the Federal Court over a blockade at Perth Airport has been increased tenfold after the court labelled the action as “industrial bullying”. The union was first fined $23,500 for the blockade in 2013

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Science Shows Australians Are Bad at Dieting

The recently revealed CSIRO Fruit, Vegetables and Diet Score Report indicates that over half of Australian adults are not eating the recommended daily intake for fruit. The report, commissioned by Horticulture Innovation Australia, also shows that two out of 3

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New Home Approvals in The ACT

While new home building approvals recorded the biggest decline in The ACT, ABS data reflected a national rise in new home approvals. In the ACT approvals dropped by 15.6 per cent in trend terms, which was the lowest across all

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