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Big Building Construction Time-lapse Video

The construction of a big building is complex and time-consuming but with the wonders of modern technology we can watch years of construction in just minutes, like in this construction time-lapse video.

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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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Workers Suffers Serious Leg Injuries in Demolition

A worker was seriously injured during demolition activities on Northbourne Avenue in The ACT. The man suffered serious leg injuries and required rescuing after being trapped in a machine. Hydraulic rescue tools were used to free the man from the

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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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Rail Construction Project in Melbourne Signals Massive Boom

Australia’s rail construction sector is about to take off. The first of 4 tunnel boring machines have arrived in Melbourne, imported from German and this signals a boom which will have the massive 100 metre long machines boring beneath the

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Worker Dead After Coming Into Contact With Overhead Powerlines

Beware of live power-lines while working from elevated work platforms because there is a high risk of electrocution, like an incident that happened in Melbourne recently. A man was recently killed by electrocution when he made contact with power-lines while

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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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Total Overhaul Recommended Following WHS Review

The former Safe Work South Australia executive director Marie Boland has made 34 recommendations including the recommendation to have an industrial manslaughter offence introduced around Australia. The ACT and Queensland are the only states that currently have industrial manslaughter laws

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