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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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Man Injured After Falling from Wall in NSW

A worker has been injured after falling from a retaining wall on New South Wales central coast. The 56 year old man was apparently doing some gardening at his own home in Avoca Beach when he fell 3 metres off

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Fall Management Video Series Released

Safe Work SA have launched a series of videos to help employers manage the risk of falls on work sites including ladder safety. Sadly there seems to be complacency around the issue of working from heights and this has resulted

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Vic Employers Reminded About Work From Height Safety

In 2018 there have already been 11 serious falls from height reported to WorkSafe Victoria, leading to a warning about the consequences of failure in managing the risk associated with work from heights on construction sites. WorkSafe through its head

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Worker’s Serious Fall Injuries Mean Massive Fine for Manager

Following a labourer’s fall through a skylight resulting in serious injuries, the operation manager of the roofing company responsible has been hit with a $7500 fine and ordered to pay costs of $517. The worker was seriously injured when he

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The New Way to Prevent Fall Related Injuries

  As construction safety technology advances, the latest system for addressing falls on construction sites has emerged, the Cyber-Physical System (CPS). CPS has been defined by the US National Science Foundation as “an engineered system consisting of a seamless integration of computational algorithms

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Worker Killed After Falling through Stadium Roof

The HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont was the scene of a worker fatality recently. A worker fell through the roof of the stadium while carrying out painting work. The safety watchdog said safety inspectors were dispatched to the site following

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Keys to Preventing Falls in The Workplace

The significant number of work related deaths and injuries across all industries in Australia is reason enough for us to discuss the keys for preventing falls in the workplace. In construction, the risks may be more relevant, so there’s a

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Man Falls 12 Floors off a Building

Another fall has occured from a Sydney building, this time leaving 2 workers injured after they fell 12 floors to the street in the building maintenance unit that was carrying them while they cleaned the building’s windows. While the incident

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Man Hospitalised after Fall from Ladder

Work from heights is one of the topics covered by the White Card course, and for good reason – this is a common cause of injury on construction sites and accounts for a number of fatalities across all industries annually. One

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