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Construction Site Fall Leaves Man Critical

WorkSafe Victoria recently confirmed an incident at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula involving a 69 year old painter who suffered critical head injuries after falling 4 metres. The incident happened on Sunday when the man was painting at the

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In Wake of Fires, SafeWork NSW Waives Notification Timeframe

Asbestos debris can be immediately cleaned up following bushfires in NSW, after SafeWork NSW waived its 5 day asbestos removal work notification timeframe. Usually the 5 day timeframe is in place to allow SafeWork to review the adequacy of safety

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Construction Workers on Road Works Being Endangered

The CFMEU has accused contractors involved with work on Pacific Highway upgrades of putting the safety of road construction workers at risk by failing their duty of care. The union says contractors on North Coast roads projects of neglecting safety

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Victoria’s Construction Costs Slammed

A new research paper has found that labour costs per square metre in Melbourne are some of the highest in the world. In fact the only place that has higher costs is New York, thanks to enterprise bargaining agreements in

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Construction Employment Outlook Strong in Canberra for 2017

There’s really good news for tradies looking for work in the ACT, according to recruiters. It has been predicted that  the demand for construction skills in 2017 will be very strong. The construction growth and boost in employment in the

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Arsonists Believed to Be Behind Building Site Blaze

An arsonist is believed to be behind a construction site fire at a complex at Dunstan Street, Melbourne’s south-east. The flames spread within minutes and almost spread to the 2 storey building next door. The blaze took 50 firefighters to

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Civil Construction Projects to Thrive in 2017

According to market research from IBISWorld, road and bridge construction, and oil and gas extraction are set to flourish in 2017, while we may still see a fall in heavy industry construction and apartment construction. According to IBISWorld senior industry

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CFMEU Fined almost $60,000 for SA Threats

The largest construction union has been ordered to pay a fine of almost $60,000 after threatening to bring down “Armageddon” on a site if the South Australian contractor enforced a legal order. The CFMEU and 2 of its bosses were

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Residents Assured of Safety Despite Asbestos Discovery

A material containing asbestos was discovered at a building site in Tullamarine, sparking concerns from residents. Authorities were quick to reassure residents of their safety despite the concern of many homeowners in the area. Work taking place at a vacant

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Builder Fined for Substandard Work

A building firm and its supervisor have been fined $45,000 plus costs after a house’s roof was blown off during a storm. The negligent conduct of the builder was found to have contributed to the incident, the Building Services Board

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