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Construction Worker In Surgery After Bobcat Incident

A construction worker recently had to undergo surgery due to injuries sustained during an incident with a bobcat on a building site in Canberra’s south. The man was crushed by the bobcat at the Kambah site where the Marigal retirement

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Safe Work Releases Data on Tradies Serious Injury

An infographic has been released by Safe Work Australia to coincide with Tradies Health Month which is the month of August, to help tradespeople stay safe at work. The infographic contains data and statistics on serious claims made by tradespeople,

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Workplace Incident Causes Serious Leg Injury for Contractor

According to media reports, another serious workplace incident has taken place on a Queensland work site, this time involving a sandblasting canister. A contractor was injured when the sandblasting canister fell off a forklift and onto his leg. He had

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Hauling Big Construction Heavy Equipment

Hauling construction heavy equipment is no easy feat, but these pros make it look easy. Some of these will make you cringe, but watch and see how heavy equipment is transported even in the most extreme environments, it is no

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Man Suffers Injury After Falling from Roof

Work from heights, even perceived “low” heights should by approached with caution, taking all risks into account. Even if you work from heights every day, don’t allow complacency to set in and became relaxed in your approach to safety, no

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Inspectors Target Mobile Plant on Construction Sites

Over the past decade, there have been thousands of people injured while working with or around mobile plant and 16 people lost their lives. Now WorkSafe is tackling the issue with a campaign to reduce fatalities and injuries on construction

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Coronial Inquest into Workers Death Announced

The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week. According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard

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What To Do If You Get A Blister

Although blisters can be considered as one of the most “minor” injuries on construction sites, they can be uncomfortable and make it difficult to be productive. For example blisters from holding tools or equipment are common on the hands and

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Spotlight on Safe Ladder Use

Ladders have become invaluable to most workplaces, not just within the construction industry but all sectors and even in our homes. Sadly they are also one of the most misused pieces of equipment which accounts for the high number of

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Modular Construction Gets New Code following World First Research Project

PreFabAUS co-hosted the pre-launch of the Modular Construction Code, developed by the Modular Construction Codes Board (MCCB) in collaboration with Monash University and jointly funded by the Victorian Government and private industry. The code is a world first which more

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