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Overhaul of ACT Construction Industry Delayed Until 2020

The planning directorate for the ACT recently said the planned overhaul of the ACT construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be completed until 2020. In 2016, the planning minister Mick

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Site Manager Charged over Deaths of Irish Construction Workers Has Been Cleared

The former site manager responsible for the site where 2 Irish construction workers were killed in November 2015 has been cleared of all charges by  a magistrate. The 2 workers died when crushed by a massive concrete panel. WorkSafe alleged

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Residents Warned About Hot Weather in Katherine, Northern Territory

Katherine in the Northern Territory has been experiencing record high temperatures, like much of the country, prompting a safety warning. Hot Springs and Knotts Crossing were closed recently as authorities monitored the weather. Temperatures are forecast to rise, reaching 39

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Man Killed by Dozer a Queensland Site

One Queensland worker didn’t make it to the new year, having been involved in a bulldozing accident on a mining site on New Year’s Eve. The incident is under investigation by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. A 49 year old worker

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Focus on Asbestos Dangers

November 19-25 was Asbestos Awareness Week and provided an opportunity for the industry to focus on the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This is a particularly important issue for the construction and renovation industries where the risks of coming into

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Company’s $22k Fine Over Apprentice’s Serious Injury

A company in Western Australia was fined $22,000 over a fall incident that happened in 2017. The incident involved an apprentice who fell 6 metres from a trestle scaffold and sustained serious injuries. He was a part of a team

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Tragic Accident on Perth Construction Site

A construction worker was killed when he fell into a trench filled with water at a site in Perth’s western suburbs. Workers on site tried desperately to try to save the man who had fallen into a 3m deep ditch

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Working in Isolation can be a Pain and an Advantage

Working alone can seem like a nightmare to some, while others relish the idea, but recently a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague, with some reports saying the victim had given away endings to

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Safety Advice for Unloading a Truck on A Construction Site

Unloading a truck on a construction site is a hazardous operation which can result in serious injuries and/or fatalities if the appropriate safety procedures aren’t implemented and undertaken daily on site. Some of the factors that increase risk include uneven

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Man Charged Over Construction Site Stabbing on Central Coast

A 33 year old man has been stabbed in his neck and chest and sustained cuts to both his hands after being attacked by another man on a construction site on the Central Coast. A man has been charged over

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