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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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Teaching Western Australian Tradies about Working Safely Around Electrical Networks

Western Power, Western Australia’s energy utility launched a safety campaign to educate businesses and tradies on how to work safely around the electrical grid. The free videos, part of the GamePlan campaign, are a suite of tailored safety tutorials, designed

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Supporting Women Making a Change to the Construction Industry

A recent post discussed the value of a mentor to women entering previously male-dominated fields such as construction. As these fields can be difficult to transition into for women, mentoring programs such as National Women in Construction can help, matching

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Survey Data Indicates Workplaces Can Do Much More To Protect Young People From Victimisation

According to a new study, employers can do so much more to protect young people in workplace particularly from exploitative workplace behaviour, such as harassment, bullying and abuse. Researchers surveyed 330 undergraduate university students about their experiences in the workplace

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Brisbane Worker Rescued after Falling from Building

A Brisbane worker who blacked out after having too much to drink and fell into a crevasse at a construction site has been rescued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. A drunken night on the town landed the man in

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NSW Government Crackdown on Dodgy Building Certifiers

Dodgy building certifiers are at the source of the NSW Government’s latest construction crackdown, who announced it would target corrupt building certifiers after the Sydney Opal Tower incident. Recently the Opal Tower was evacuated after a crack was discovered in

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WorkSafe Charges Company Over Worker Trench Fatality

A civil construction company has been fined over the deaths of 2 workers who died when the trench they were in collapsed. The incident happened in March last year and involved 2 workers from Ballarat. One worker died instantly while

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Concrete falls from Construction Site, Crushes Car

People were shocked when a massive slab of concrete recently fell 17 metres from a Canberra construction site, slamming into a toilet block and a parked car. Thankfully nobody was injured in the incident however a smash repairer who was

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Grieving Wife Wants Laws Changed following Husband’s Workplace Death

The grieving widow of fallen tradie Iremar Da Silva is calling for current workplace health and safety laws to be reviewed. According to his wife Linda Moussa, the frequency of workplace deaths in Australia warrants a change to laws that

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These are the Most Dangerous Jobs in Australia for Men

Men working in the mining and construction industries are increasingly battling with depression and anxiety and according to statistics, they are taking their own lives at a rate never before seen in Australia. Men’s mental health issues are perhaps a

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