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Pinjarra Construction Site Fall – Plumber In Stable Condition

A plumber working on a Pinjarra construction site is in a stable condition after falling into a trench. The 26 year old man was working in the Pinjarra Industrial Estate when he fell off a ladder into a 6 metre

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Young Apprentice Fatality in Sydney- Company Had been Warned about Safety Before the Accident

Recent reports have emerged that reveal that safety concerns were raised at the Macquarie Park site where 18 year old Christopher Cassaniti was killed prior to the scaffolding collapse that resulted in his death. A report by 60 Minutes indicated

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Worker Dies After Electric Shock Incident on Sydney’s North Shore

A man has died after suffering an electric shock while at work on power-lines on Sydney’s lower north shore. Paramedics were called to the scene where they attended to the man who had suffered an electric shock. The 39 year

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Melbourne Family’s Lucky Escape after Crane Falls on House

A Melbourne family were lucky to escape injury after a crane collapsed onto their home, crushing half of the structure. The family watched in terror as the roof of their home in Yarraville caved in as they sat just metres

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Police Search for Duo That Scaled Crane in Melbourne

Police are searching for 2 people who are accused of climbing a crane at a Melbourne CBD construction site recently. The pair managed to evade police who searched the Collins Street building to no avail. Police are still trying to

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Earthmoving Company Has Been Fined $90,000 After A Worker Crushed

The crushing incident involving a dump truck in 2016 has cost an earthmoving company $90,000. A 26 year old worker was underneath the body of the dump truck when the incident occurred. The Sydney-based earthmoving company supplies civil construction and

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Construction Worker’s Skull Pierced by Steel Rod and He Miraculously Survives

A construction worker from central India recently survived a horrific workplace accident that resulted in him being impaled through the skull with an iron rod. The 21 year old worker was busy on site when he fell into a well

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Sydney Scaffolding Fatality Prompts Calls for Safety Review

Calls for an urgent safety review of the construction industry and scaffolding in particular have been renewed following the death of an 18 year old apprentice at a Sydney construction site recently. The most recent fatality was that of 18

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2019 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Sunday 28th April was World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote health and safety on the job and Workers’ Memorial Day to remember all those we’ve lost to work related injury or illness. The theme of this

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New FIFO Mental Health Code Launched for WA

Australia’s first code of practice addressing the mental health of Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sectors has been launched by Western Australia. The ‘Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out workers in the resources and construction sectors’

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