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How Precast Panels Save Time and Money in Construction

A recent article highlighted the many benefits of precast concrete panels in construction, according to a specialist in the structural steel and precast industry – Wallandra. The company lists some of the benefits of precast panels in construction projects as:

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Alarming Number of Construction Workers Affected by Suicide Annually

Each year more than 40 workers die due to suicide and more than 100 suffer permanent disability as a result of unsuccessful suicide attempts. This alarming practice is costing the community more than $355 million annually, and in addition to

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Work Starts on New England Highway Improvements

Work has begun on the $7million New England Highway project which will be adding lanes between Yarraman and Toowoomba. The construction phase of the project will support 22 jobs and ultimately will improve traffic flow and safety for motorists. Planners

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Exploring the Latest Excavation Equipment

A civil contractor in Mackay is trialling new automated earthmoving technology at its Richmond Hills Estate construction site, being described as “ground-breaking”. The company is trialling a new automated Komatsu PC210LCi-10 Hydraulic excavator, the first in Queensland. Komatsu describes the

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Safe Work Australia Released February 2017 Notifiable Fatalities Report

Safe Work Australia released its latest notifiable fatalities monthly report for February 2017 and so far there have been 20 work related notifiable fatalities. The report provides a national summary of work related traumatic fatalities. Three fatalities were from the

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Taskforce Established to Investigate Non-compliant Cladding in Victoria

The Victorian Government plans to establish an expert taskforce to examine the extent of non-compliant cladding on Victorian buildings after the Grenfell Tower Fire in London. The taskforce is aimed at helping the state identify and address non-compliant cladding and

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Scaffolding Collapses at North Melbourne Demolition Site

The scaffolding at a North Melbourne demolition site earlier this week collapsed, thankfully nobody was injured in the incident. The collapse, which happened on Monday morning involved three levels of scaffolding which fell from a building that was being demolished

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Worker Airlifted after Fall from Work Platform

We should never underestimate the risks of work from heights, even when working from an elevated work platform which seems relatively low, we must implement the necessary controls and safety procedures. Recently a man had to be airlifted to hospital

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Company Charged for Incorrect Storage of Explosives

A mining company has been issued a $20,000 fine in Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to insecure storage of explosives. WA Police discovered the theft of 100kg of explosives at the Higginsville gold mine near Norseman in the Goldfields,

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Excavator Incident Leaves Man Injured

An investigation by WorkSafe is underway following an incident involving an excavator which left one man seriously injured. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when the excavator was being loaded onto a trailer. The machine flipped and fell on the

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