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Worker Seriously Injured in Melbourne Accident

A worker was seriously injured after being struck by machinery on a construction  site in Melbourne. The 50 something year old man was working on the Docklands construction site when he was struck on  the head by heavy machinery. He

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Heavy Equipment Construction Fails

Here are the worst construction heavy equipment / excavator fails of 2018. Watch this video if you want to know exactly what you should never do on a construction site.

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Workplace Health and Safety Gets $10Million in NSW Budget

Workplace Health and Safety initiatives in NSW have received a $10 million funding boost from the state government to slash red tape for small businesses and expand SafeWork NSW’s reach. With a huge investment in SafeWork initiatives, the state government

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Melbourne is Australia’s Latest Residential Building Industry Hotspot

  Sydney is no longer the epicentre of Australia’s housing construction boom, according to the Housing Industry Association’s latest research. Melbourne has 12 of the top 20 housing construction “hotspots” over the last financial year, while the remaining 8 are

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Australian Tradies Busier Than Ever

The good news for the construction industry is that house building grew at its fastest pace in 3 months in May. A recent article on Afr.com pointed out that tradespeople and the utes servicing the detached home sector were busier

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SafeWork Releases Latest Notifiable Fatalities Report

The latest notifiable fatalities report for December 2017 has been released by SafeWork Australia. Twenty-one workers were killed due to workplace accidents, 17 male and 4 female. Five of the people killed were bystanders and the remainder were workers. The

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Excavator Rolls on Canberra Worksite – Notices Issued

WorkSafe Act recently issued a Prohibition Notice and 2 Improvement notices after an incident involving an excavator on a civic construction site. The owner of the excavator as well as the site’s principal contractor were issued the notices. The excavator

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Company Fined After Worker Injured on the Job

The importance of safely lifting loads on work sites has been highlighted by an incident which resulted in a $50,000 fine for a Brooklyn company. The 2015 incident happened when a stone benchtop weighing 182kg was being lifted using a

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Redefining What Workplace Safety Means – WorkSafe’s New Ad Campaign

The video below is part of WorkSafe Victoria’s latest advertising campaign which includes people from different industries sharing their views of work. The video aims to highlight the changing nature of what it means to be safe and healthy at

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Security Guard Killed in Construction Site Accident

A security guard is a casualty of construction work at a building site near Central Park. The consequences of falling objects on construction sites can be dangerous, even fatal not only for workers on site but bystanders as well as

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