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31 People Punished for Deadly Chinese Construction Collapse

China has ordered 31 people to placed under “coercive measures” for a construction collapse that took place in November 2016. 73 people died in the horrendous collapse in China’s Jiangxi Province. “Coercive measures” are a type of detention ranging from

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Construction Work Surging

According to reports, the construction and engineering sector has rebounded strongly after a slow start to the year and is now 6.8 per cent higher than it was in the June quarter last year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics data

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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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North Queensland Workplace Incident Leads to Worker Injury

A worker was serious injured in a workplace accident in Queensland’s north. The man, in his thirties became trapped between a loader and a wall during the incident on Friday afternoon.He was reportedly at work at a north Brisbane business

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Safe Work Releases Data on Tradies Serious Injury

An infographic has been released by Safe Work Australia to coincide with Tradies Health Month which is the month of August, to help tradespeople stay safe at work. The infographic contains data and statistics on serious claims made by tradespeople,

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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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Collaboration to Improve Workplace Mental Health

Mental health has been a major focus of workplace health and safety initiatives recently given the high number of construction workers succumbing to depression and mental illness, and its an issue we have discussed often. Now WorkCover Queensland and SuperFriend

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Project Managers in Demand as Construction Boom Rolls On

According to the July to September quarterly report released by Hays, project managers, construction managers and contract administrators are in high demand as the housing building boom continues across Australia and the civil construction sector also remains strong. A new

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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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