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Traffic Controller’s Death – Construction firm and Roads Authority Charged

Remember the fatal incident in November 2011 when a traffic controller was killed after being run over by a road sweeper, the Victorian road authority and a construction company have been fined $1.5million over the incident. The Victorian road authority

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Teen Killed by Construction Truck

A student from Pennant Hills High School in Sydney’s upper north shore was recently struck and killed by a construction truck in Hornsby. A RMS spokesperson said the truck was transporting soil to the Hornsby quarry site, one of the

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Sleep Deprivation a Serious Workplace Health and Safety Concern

  WorkSafe New Zealand recently reminded workers to ensure they’re getting adequate sleep because a lack of sleep can compromise safety. With recent daylight saving, workers were reminded to take stock of the amount of sleep they are getting to

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Safety Toolkit Focuses on Young Worker Wellbeing

A new safety toolkit has been introduced by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, focusing on young workers. This is an important safety tool given than 18 per cent of the state’s labour force is made up of workers between 15

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Man Hospitalised After Excavator Rollover

An accident involving an excavator has taken place at a site in Ipswich recently, reminding us once again of the risks involved when heavy machinery are in use. In this instance, a man was injured after an excavator rolled at

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Police Probe Construction Fraud Allegations

Police are investigating claims that construction company directors issued fraudulent statutory declarations that their subcontractors had been paid to trigger progress payments from their clients. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is being pressured by subcontractors demanding the authority take

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Crushing Incident Results in Calls for Safety

A 43 year old worker lost his life at a Pilbara apartment complex site a few years ago, being crushed by an 800kg concrete soakwell lid . Now a WA coroner says an urgent amendment needs to be made to

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Victorian Businesses and Workers Urged to Prioritise Safety

WorkSafe Victoria issued a request to all businesses and workers to make safety a priority, in order to help minimise the number of workplace deaths and injuries across the state. The call comes after new data released by WorkSafe shows

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WorkSafe Video Highlights Risks Associated with High Rise Falling Objects

Construction sites are one of the most high risk working environments and falling objects are one of the risks that we need to contend with. Even objects that fall from relatively low heights can cause serious injury, so employers must

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Reduce Minor Injuries and Costs Simply

A video from WorkCover Queensland recently highlighted the importance of finding simple solutions to workplace risks in order to reduce minor injuries. While the video features the manufacturing industry in particular, those in the construction industry can also benefit from

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