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Contractor Killed on Upgrade Project Site

A construction contractor has been killed on an upgrade project site in WA. An incident at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant where 8 concrete tanks are being constructed, happened recently claiming the life of the contractor. Emergency services were

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Coroner Finds Carpenter Killed on Construction Site Could Have Been Saved

The death of a young carpenter on a building site in Victoria Point back in 2013 could have been prevented if different circuit breakers were in place, a coroner has found. The worker was electrocuted while working on a renovation

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Construction of A Major Residential Development Across Borders Commences

If you’re involved in cross border construction projects, such as the one beginning on the ACT/NSW border called the Ginninderry project, your general construction induction card (White Card) is valid. In other words you will not need to repeat the

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Queenslanders who Died at Work to Get New Memorials

In 2017 alone 22 Queensland workers lost their lives on the job which is why raising awareness about the tragic circumstances under which workplace fatalities occur is a priority. The Palaszczuk Goverment has affirmed its commitment to honoring fallen workers

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Driving Worker Safety Through Technology

A recent article on Sourceable.net discussed some of the technologies that are helping improve safety in the construction industry. Despite the high risk nature of the industry, advances in technology are helping improve safety. Some of the technologies mentioned by

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Safety Alert on Falls Through Skylights

The NSW Safety regulator, SafeWork NSW recently issued a safety alert reminding people about the risks linked to work on roofs with skylights or plastic roof sheeting. Last month one worker was killed and 2 others suffered serious injuries after

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How Technology Can Benefit The Construction Industry

 A recent article on CreateDigital,org.au discussed how the latest technologies can be used to benefit the booming construction industry. Given that construction in 2017 was a booming year, with Sydney being dubbed the ‘crane capital’ by survey company Rider Levett

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Construction Site Scissor Lift Accident

Scissor lifts can be a huge help on a construction site, performing tasks in hard to reach places but they can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Common accidents that occur with scissor lifts are collapses or tip-overs,

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Construction Workers Reminded of Importance of Managing Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risks

The importance of preventing musculoskeletal injuries is being highlighted by WorkSafe inspectors across Victoria as they embark on their latest safety campaign. WorkSafe reminds us that musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most commonly occurring injuries in the workplace, especially

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Brisbane Construction Worker Injured When Retaining Wall Fell

A 21 year old worker was recently injured on a Brisbane construction site while working on  a retaining wall. The worker fell down an embankment at the site on Wentworth Parade in Balmoral. Roads surrounding the construction site were closed

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