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Brisbane Construction Worker Injured When Retaining Wall Fell

A 21 year old worker was recently injured on a Brisbane construction site while working on  a retaining wall. The worker fell down an embankment at the site on Wentworth Parade in Balmoral. Roads surrounding the construction site were closed

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Alert Issued about Power Line Safety

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to everyone operating heavy vehicles and machinery to check for power lines, following a number of serious incidents that occurred over the past few months. Last month there were 2 incidents that occurred, one

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Gold Coast Construction Workers Make Grisly Discovery

Construction workers can make some strange discoveries on site, usually when excavating but workers on a Gold Coast site got more than they bargained for when the discovered the body of a 32 year old woman on a building site

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Not Much Progress for WHS in 2017 According to Fatality Figures

According to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia, workplace fatality rates haven’t improved much from 2016 to 2017. In 2016 there were 186 Australian workers killed on the job and in 2017 there were 173 Australian workplace fatalities as

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Beware Uncontrolled Movement of Vehicles

A safety alert has been issued to remind people about the dangers of uncontrolled movement of vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses and construction vehicles. A number of incidents have occurred over the past few years, and in most cases the

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Beware Ground Instability Risks Associated with Excavators

The extractives industry has been warned about the importance of effective controls to manage ground instability hazards. A safety alert was recently issued by WorkSafe New Zealand to remind the industry about the issue, following an incident when an excavator

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Help for Construction workers over the Holidays.

Construction workers can become stressed and suffer injuries in the lead-up to the Christmas holidays for a number reasons. This time of the year is usually associated strains and an increase in workplace injuries. As workers rush to complete the

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Construction Workers Mental Health Issues a Major Concern

If you’re involved in construction work, whether as contractor or employee, you should be aware of the mental health issues facing the industry. According to figures, construction workers have the highest suicide risks in Australia, being 70 per cent more

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Summit to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

The Mentally Healthy Workplaces Summit was recently hosted by the NSW Government who hope to improve mental health in workplaces across the state. The summit, which was attended by the business sector, government and worker representatives and mental health experts,

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Construction Firm Denies Responsibility for Wall Collapse

A construction firm has denied any wrongdoing in the case of a collapse of a wall at a construction site in Queensland but according to investigators, excavators “dug too deeply”. About 15 people had to be evacuated and accommodated at

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