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Are We Forgetting Mature Workers in Construction Safety Efforts?

While we often hear about the importance of construction worker safety, the emphasis is often on new or young employees and little awareness is given to the safety of mature workers. Data from Safe Work Australia between 2003 and 2013

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Worker Crushed by Clump of Soil

A worker was recently airlifted to hospital after sustaining crushing injuries when a clump of soil fell on him. The man, believed to be in his fifties was injured at a site east of Millmerran last week. According to reports

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One Worker Killed Every Month in WA

WA’s worker injury rate is alarmingly high with a worker killed on the job every month on average this financial year. According to WorkSafe statistics, since July there have been nine workplace fatalities and four of those deaths were in

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Worker Injured After Falling from Roof

A worker in Western Australia is recovering in hospital after falling from a roof at a property about 21km south of Perth. The man in his twenties is recovering in hospital after he slipped and fell on Tuesday morning. The

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Worker Critical After Electric Shock Incident

A woman at a timber business in Garbutt suffered an electric shock recently and had to be rushed to hospital for treatment. The woman, in her fifties was working at the Schmid Street business when the incident occurred . Paramedics

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Serious Crane Accident Injures Worker

A tradesman has landed in hospital with injuries after being hit by a falling load at a worksite at Griffith. The load weighing 500kg was being lifted by a small mobile crane when it slipped and became partially disconnected. Thankfully

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Why Workers Stay Off Work So Much

According to a new report, as many as one in five Australians have stayed away from work in the past 12 months due to stress, depression or mental illness. A report by BeyondBlue called the State of Workplace Health in

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Construction Crane Collapse on Video

Here’s a dramatic video of a crane collapse on a construction site. If you’ve never witnessed a crane collapse in person, consider yourself lucky, thankfully there are videos like this one to make you appreciate how lucky you are.

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Safety Blitz Targets Mobile Plant on Building Sites

WorkSafe is targeting poor safety around mobile plant following a decade of incidents, injuries and fatalities involving machinery such as cranes, elevated work platforms, front end loaders, forklifts, skid steer loaders, concrete trucks and other powered mobile plant. In the

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SafeWork Australia Updates 2017 Fatality Figures

Safe Work Australia recently released its fatality figures which indicate that 51 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2017. Although the most fatalities came from the transport, postal and warehousing sector, the construction industry is among the top

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