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31 People Punished for Deadly Chinese Construction Collapse

China has ordered 31 people to placed under “coercive measures” for a construction collapse that took place in November 2016. 73 people died in the horrendous collapse in China’s Jiangxi Province. “Coercive measures” are a type of detention ranging from

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Company Fined for Trench Collapse That Injured Worker

A trench collapse which left one worker trapped and seriously injured, has resulted in a $75,000 fine for the earthmoving company involved. Workers were excavating a trench to lay sewer pipes with a second trench adjacent to the one being

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North Queensland Workplace Incident Leads to Worker Injury

A worker was serious injured in a workplace accident in Queensland’s north. The man, in his thirties became trapped between a loader and a wall during the incident on Friday afternoon.He was reportedly at work at a north Brisbane business

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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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Man Hospitalised After Ladder Fall in South East Queensland

A fall from height injury involving a ladder has occurred in south East Queensland, leaving an elderly man with serious injuries. The incident happened on a Wednesday morning around 11:00am. Paramedics were called to the scene where the man in

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Project Managers in Demand as Construction Boom Rolls On

According to the July to September quarterly report released by Hays, project managers, construction managers and contract administrators are in high demand as the housing building boom continues across Australia and the civil construction sector also remains strong. A new

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CFMEU Faces 11 More Queensland Lawsuits Following $300k Fine

According to an article on ABC news, in addition to the $300,000 in fines for unlawful strikes in Brisbane, the CFMEU is facing another 11 lawsuits in Queensland. The 300,000 fine was in relation to a 3 day strike in

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Roofing Company Fined Over Asbestos Disposal

  The safe removal and disposal of asbestos is an important issue, which some companies still don’t seem to be taking seriously. One Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 after failing to adhere to safe handling and disposal standards.

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The Australian Trucking Association Calls for Focus on Construction Trucks

The safety of construction trucks has come under the spotlight with the Australian Trucking Association calling on federal and state governments to improve safety on major infrastructure projects by making TruckSafe accreditation a mandatory part of construction contracts. ATA Chief

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