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Worker Killed by Buffalo in South Australia

A recent tragedy involving a dairy buffalo in South Australa resulted in one fatality after a man was gored to death by the animal at a property south of Adelaide. The man, in his seventies, was a stock delivery handler

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Company Fined for Safety Breaches

A Vic construction firm has been fined $30,000 by the Moorabbin Magistrates Court recently over a workplace incident that left one worker severely injured. The man fell 8 metres through unsecured  metal sheeting on 22 July 2014. The company failed

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Sydney High Rises To Get Wrecking Ball

The construction of the Sydney Metro rail line will see several high rise buildings in the CBD be demolished in the near future. While the construction activity is welcomed, it will cause major disruptions in the city, although planners have

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Construction Boss Blamed for Tradie Death, Receives $500,000 Fine

A Sydney construction company and its director were fined over half a million dollars for the 2014 death of a worker at a Hurstville construction site. The man was a bricklayer on the building site who died after falling 5

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2011 Brisbane Fatality – Company Charged

A construction company was handed a $170,000 fine for the death of a mechanical fitter in September 2011. The man was killed when a section of smoke duct formwork he was cutting, collapsed onto him. He was rushed to hospital

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So This is How a Robot Lays Bricks

Bricklayers are in short supply in many parts of the country where construction is booming. This is a problem that is not unique to Australia and in many parts of the world they are making use of masonry robots to

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Over 900 Non-compliant Doors Removed from Perth Children’s Hospital

A builder has installed more than 900 faulty door frames at the Perth’s Children Hospital. The 935 door frames will have to be replaced at the cost of the builder, after being installed by a Chinese owned company. The company

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WA Construction Employment Positive Outlook

The biggest improvements in employment are surprisingly in Western Australia, despite previous predictions of a crash in this region. Unemployment in WA dropped to 5.7 per cent in March which is amazing considering the participation rate is at 68.1 per

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US Researchers Make Breakthrough in Concrete Production

An article I read on Sourceable.net  recently detailed a new, revolutionary invention that could significantly reduce carbon emissions from power plants. The cross-disciplinary team from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) have discovered a way to capture the carbon dioxide

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Infrastructure Upgrades for Dilapidated Vic Schools

The construction sector in Victoria is set to benefit from a school infrastructure investment being made by the government. In fact the investment is the biggest single investment in school infrastructure with $1.1 billion being pledged in the 2016/2017 budget.

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