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Protecting Workers from Construction Dust/ Silica

The importance of protecting workers on construction sites from construction dust/ silica has been in the spotlight lately and for good reason, the consequences can be fatal. This video case study of a former stoneworker who is currently suffering from

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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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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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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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Parents of Worker Killed in Workplace Accident Push for Industrial Manslaughter Laws

The parents of a worker crushed to death on a work site are still waiting for answers as to what happened the day their son died. The tragedy has prompted the parents to call for industrial manslaughter laws. Parents Dave

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Man Falls Three Metres on Construction Site

Falls from rooftops seem to be a common occurrence in the construction sector despite how well known the risks are. Yet another incident has taken place in which a man in his twenties was injured. The man was working at

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Workplace Bullying the theme of New WorkSafe Video

The latest series of WorkSafe Victoria videos are aimed at highlighting the scourge of bullying on work sites. This video helps employees recognise bullying and know their rights in the workplace as well as what to do if you’re being

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Crane Tips on Construction Site

Nearly 300 residents were recently evacuated when heavy winds damaged a crane at a Melbourne construction site. There were fears that it may topple causing the evacuation of the residents. Another crane incident took place on a construction site in

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Construction Worker Critical After Perth Tunnel Incident

An accident has taken place on one of Perth’s biggest construction sites, the Forrestfield Airport rail link tunnel. A 35 year old construction worker is in hospital, fighting for his life after being injured inside the tunnel when a high

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