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Video of The Statue of Liberty Museum Under Construction

Watch the video of the official Statue of Liberty Museum Construction which took place over a 3 year period from 2016 and is finally at completion.

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Couple Build Their Off The Grid House from Start to Finish

This 20 minute video documents the journey of a couple that constructs their off-the-grid home from start to finish. The couple builds everything,just the 2 of them, from start to finish. Let’s watch and see how it turns out.  

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Sydney Scaffolding Fatality Prompts Calls for Safety Review

Calls for an urgent safety review of the construction industry and scaffolding in particular have been renewed following the death of an 18 year old apprentice at a Sydney construction site recently. The most recent fatality was that of 18

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Fatal Electric Shock Incident Claims Sydney Worker’s Life

A fatal electric shock incident has taken place in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. A man died after being electrocuted while working on power-lines on Tuesday. It is believed the 39 year old man was working on a cherry picker at

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High School Girls Eyeing Careers in Construction Trades

An interesting post on Smh.com.au recently discussed the phenomenon of high school girls from girls-only schools eyeing careers in construction, but many need to be educated about the options available. Research has discovered that most females who are offered enrolment

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New Zealand Road Construction Workers Down Tools To Protest About Safety

In an effort to draw attention to safety, roading contractors around New Zealand recently downed tools for a few hours for “Pause for Health and Safety Day”. The pause was prompted by 4 incidents that occurred this year involving road

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Another Construction Death Prompts Renewed Calls for Safety Inquiry

Yet another fatality in the construction industry has prompted renewed calls for  an inquiry. The NSW Workplace safety watchdog has issued more than 100 notices for breaches of scaffold safety rules during it’s blitz last year, months before the death

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Melbourne Firm Fined over Fatal Workplace Accident

Following a fatal crushing incident in Mildura, a Brooklyn construction firm is facing charges of alleged health and safety failings. In October 2017, a 58 year old man was helping load a roller onto a tray truck in a depot

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WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW Blitz Focuses on Young Workers

In late March 2019 WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW embarked on a joint inspection focussing on keeping young workers safe and addressing fall hazards on work sites in the Albury Wodonga region. Inspectors visited construction sites as part of the

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Teenage Worker Lost in Tragic Sydney Construction Accident

An young apprentice was killed on a construction site in Sydney, having been crushed when scaffolding collapsed. The 18 year old worker was crushed to death while a co-worker sustained critical injuries in the collapse. The young formworker initially couldn’t

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