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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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Big Projects Looming in Tasmania, Pushing Up Construction

Big projects are on the cards for Tasmania which is pushing up the value of construction work – estimated to be 11.9 per cent higher this year. June construction projects were worth $3.543 billion, according to Deloitte Access Economics in

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Fall Management Video Series Released

Safe Work SA have launched a series of videos to help employers manage the risk of falls on work sites including ladder safety. Sadly there seems to be complacency around the issue of working from heights and this has resulted

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Vehicle Loading Cranes Targeted in Queensland Blitz

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently announced a safety blitz focused on vehicle loading cranes after a number of incidents occurred in the state. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland said figures show that 3 people have been killed in Queensland

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CFMEU and its Canberra Head Face Charges

The CFMEU and its Canberra head are facing criminal charges laid by the competition watchdog for alleged cartel conduct. The charges bring the prospect of jail and millions in fines. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday say the

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Here’s Why Quitting Smoking Is Good for Your Health

Smoking is common amongst construction workers but as we become more conscious about taking care of our health, smoking is something we should also address. Although prolonged smoking’s effects on the body are well documented, there are some mind-blowing and

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What We’ve Learned from Focusing on Tradie Safety

Safe Work Australia announced August to be Tradies Health Month and is urging employers to protect their workers especially tradies who are involved in hazardous work. Chief Executive of Safe Work Australia, Michelle Baxter revealed that while tradespeople account for

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