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Malaysian Construction Workers On Skyscrapers with No Safety Precautions Caught on Video

Here’s a bird’s eye view of the most daring construction worker in Kuala Lumpur working on top of a very high skyscraper, on some scaffolding without any fall protection whatsoever. The man’s actions are so alarming that his co-worker filmed

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Firm Charged for Preventable Deaths of Irish Construction Workers

A trucking firm has been fined $160,000 over the 2015 deaths of 2 Irish construction workers who were crushed by falling concrete panels. The deaths have been described as “preventable” and the trucking company responsible for the transport of the

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Spot Fines for Work From Height Safety Breaches on WA Sites

Employers in the ACT are being warned that WorkSafe ACT can now issue on-the-spot fines of up to $3600 to employers who ignore work from height safety. This comes after 72 workers compensation claims were made in the ACT in

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Workplace Stress is A Health and Safety Issue

A recent report revealed that one third of people in Britain had experienced suicidal feelings. The stigmas associated with mental health are one of the reasons it has remained a taboo subject in the UK as it has in Australia,

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Too Much Standing at Work Could Double Your Risk of Heart Disease

If you spend most of your day standing on the job you may want to take heed of a recent study out of Ontario Canada which found that standing for prolonged periods of time can be just as bad for

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Victoria Construction Company Fined Following Collapse

Following an excavation collapse which left one 17 year old apprentice plumber with life-threatening injuries, a Victorian construction company has been convicted and fined $80,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,505. The young apprentice had only been on the

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WorkSafe WA issues warning on Working in Roof Spaces

WorkSafe WA and Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) have issued a safety alert on the importance of awareness of electrical hazards in roof spaces ahead of new regulations which came into effect on Monday 14 May 2018 in the state.

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Crane Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges After Fatal Incident

A crane driver has been charged with manslaughter after an incident in August 2016 which claimed the life of a worker on a construction site. The incident involved a mobile crane on the University of Canberra Hospital Construction Site in

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Worker Injured in Elevator Shaft Incident on Gold Coast Construction Site

A construction worker in his twenties is fighting for his life after an incident on a Gold Coast construction site. The young man was crushed in an elevator shaft on the Jewel Towers construction site. It is believed he was

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Company Fined $120,000 for Worker Fall Incident

A kitchen cabinet manufacturer has been fined $120,000 in the Sydney District Court after failing to protect the health and safety of a worker who fell 4.5 metres and suffered serious injuries. The Wyong man suffered a fractured kneecap, wrist

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