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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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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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Man Hospitalised After Ladder Fall in South East Queensland

A fall from height injury involving a ladder has occurred in south East Queensland, leaving an elderly man with serious injuries. The incident happened on a Wednesday morning around 11:00am. Paramedics were called to the scene where the man in

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Roofing Company Fined Over Asbestos Disposal

¬† The safe removal and disposal of asbestos is an important issue, which some companies still don’t seem to be taking seriously. One Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 after failing to adhere to safe handling and disposal standards.

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Incorporating Cigarettes into the Road to Benefit the Environment

A research team from RMIT University in Melbourne are calling on the federal government and the construction industry to starting putting cigarette butts into the road surface as a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of them. Researchers say this

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Workplace Health and Safety Investigates Fall at Gold Coast Site

A construction worker is in serious condition in hospital after sustaining a fall on a building site. The 35 year old worker recently fell at a site on the Gold Coast, sustaining multiple serious injuries including lower limb fractures. The

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The Australian Trucking Association Calls for Focus on Construction Trucks

The safety of construction trucks has come under the spotlight with the Australian Trucking Association calling on federal and state governments to improve safety on major infrastructure projects by making TruckSafe accreditation a mandatory part of construction contracts. ATA Chief

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Call for More Apprentices to Be Trained

A recent article on TheWest.co.au highlighted the need for more apprentices to be hired for the major construction projects going on in Western Australia. The article noted the lack of incentives to prompt businesses to hire apprentices to help with

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Grisly Find on WA Construction Site

You never know what you’re going to find everytime a site is excavated, one example was the recent skeletal remains discovered by construction workers at the WA Museum construction site. Workers discovered the human remains on James Street in Northbridge

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