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Melbourne Family’s Lucky Escape after Crane Falls on House

A Melbourne family were lucky to escape injury after a crane collapsed onto their home, crushing half of the structure. The family watched in terror as the roof of their home in Yarraville caved in as they sat just metres

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Man’s Foot Amputated after Melbourne Construction Accident

A horrible construction accident that took place at a site in Melbourne’s west is an example of the many serious injuries that construction workers can face on the job every day. The incident resulted in the amputation of a worker’s

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Man Injured After Falling Through Roof

A man in Pennant Hills was rushed to hospital after falling through a roof at a residential property. The 45 year old man had been working on the roof, replacing skylight sheeting when he fell approximately 3 metres onto the

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Workplace Accident Claims Construction Worker’s Foot

A work health and safety incident has taken place at a luxury apartment development in West Melbourne, causing the worker involved to lose his foot. The 40 year old worker was on an external lift at site when his foot

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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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Spot Fines for Work From Height Safety Breaches on WA Sites

Employers in the ACT are being warned that WorkSafe ACT can now issue on-the-spot fines of up to $3600 to employers who ignore work from height safety. This comes after 72 workers compensation claims were made in the ACT in

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Worker Injured in Elevator Shaft Incident on Gold Coast Construction Site

A construction worker in his twenties is fighting for his life after an incident on a Gold Coast construction site. The young man was crushed in an elevator shaft on the Jewel Towers construction site. It is believed he was

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Building Contractor Fined over Fatality

A $405,000 fine has been issued to a Bankstown building contractor by a Sydney District Court after it was revealed that the contractor failed to protect the health and safety of a worker who fell and lost his life. The

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Two Killed in Trench Collapse

Following an ordeal more than 2 hours a long, a worker on a Ballarat construction site was eventually freed using an excavator, after he was buried by dirt in a trench collapse. The young man, 20 years of age, was

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Brisbane Construction Worker Injured When Retaining Wall Fell

A 21 year old worker was recently injured on a Brisbane construction site while working on  a retaining wall. The worker fell down an embankment at the site on Wentworth Parade in Balmoral. Roads surrounding the construction site were closed

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