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Crushing Incident Results in Calls for Safety

A 43 year old worker lost his life at a Pilbara apartment complex site a few years ago, being crushed by an 800kg concrete soakwell lid . Now a WA coroner says an urgent amendment needs to be made to

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SAS Barracks Construction Saga – Man Rescued

 A man was recently trapped in a construction accident at the Special Air Service regiment headquarters at Swanbourne. The man was trapped at the bottom of a big pipe in a construction area inside Campbell Barracks and had to be

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26,000 Workplace Injuries in 2016

Around 26,000 workers in Victoria have been seriously injured on the job and 26 lost their lives at work in 2016. According to WorkSafe’s latest figures, 25,861 people were seriously injured enough to make a claim against their workplace in

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Digital Mental Fitness Program for Construction Professionals

A recent article on Sourceable.net reminded us of the importance of efficiency in the construction industry in delivering much needed infrastructure, which is central to the nation’s future economic prosperity. A company has released a new well being program called

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Coronial Inquest into Workers Death Announced

The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week. According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard

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Call for A Crackdown on International Asbestos Trade

The International Trade Union Confederation has called for global action to stop the trade of chrysotile asbestos, which is still being exported internationally, particularly in developing countries. In a statement the ITUC said the first step should be adding chrysotile

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Construction Approvals Rose in February

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, construction approvals for new homes rose 8.3 per cent in February while market expectations predicted a 1.5 per cent decline. Approvals for private sector housing rose 5.3 per cent in February

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Man in Hospital after Tree-lopping Incident

A Sydney tree lopper was hospitalised after being left suspended in the air for over an hour after having been crushed between 2 trees. The incident happened in Sydney’s northwest where a man, believed to be in his fifties was

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31 Improvement Notices Issued During Cross Border Construction Inspections

A joint operation by WorkSafe ACT inspectors and SafeWork NSW targeted at construction safety on both sides of the borders between 6-12 April resulted in 31 improvement notices being issued as well as 5 prohibition notices. Inspectors visited residential and

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Site Shut After Worker Killed

A construction site at Springfield Lakes was closed for a week after a man was fatally injured a week before Easter. The Grand Avenue housing estate, remained closed after a worker had a fatal encounter with a woodchipper on the

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