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Accident on Construction Site Leads to Shut Down of Site

Developers have shut down a construction site on the Gold Coast, following a workplace accident which left a 37 year old worker fighting for his life. The plasterer fell from the 7th floor at the Aura Varsity Lakes Apartments on

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Operations Manager Fined After Labourers Serious Injuries

The operation manager of a roofing company was recently fined $7500 and ordered to pay costs of $517 over an incident which left a labourer seriously injured, after falling through a skylight. The manager pleaded guilty to failure to take

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Building Manager Arrested over Threats to Union Organiser

A construction company manager was recently arrested and charged after allegedly threatening to track down and attack a union safety organiser and her family. The site manager was arrested at a Melbourne building company after threatening a 26 year old

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Practical Ways to Help Workers After an Injury

Comcare has launched a new Infographic which provides an outline of practical actions that supervisors and coworkers can take to support a team member following injury. The new infographic offers practical help for Rehabilitation Case Managers, in particular supervisors and

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Queensland Worker Injured After Falling from Height

A worker is in hospital after falling from height while undertaking renovations to a house in Queensland. According to reports, paramedics were called to the scene near Stanage Bay to attend to the man in his seventies. He was treated

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Australia’s Tallest Timber Tower Begins Construction

With timber construction not showing any signs of going away but rather gaining in popularity, construction has started on what will be Australia’s tallest cross laminated timber building. The building will be 10 stories high, making it one of the

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People Forced to Sleep with Masks to Escape Westconnex Construction Stench

Toxic dumping ground linked to the Westconnex project has caused some residents in Sydney’s inner west to take measures to protect their health. Residents in the area complained of a foul smell and sickness causing them to sleep with gas

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Worker’s Head Injury Results in $90k Fine for Employer

Remember the horrific workplace incident in 2013 which resulted in an 18 year old worker’s skull being pierced by a steel bar, well the construction company has now been fined $90,000 over the incident. The young man was operating an

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NSW Implements Heftier Safe Regulations After Grenfell Tower Fire

The NSW Government is said to be considering stricter regulation on use of combustible cladding after the London Grenfell Tower fire that resulted in 80 deaths. According to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW’s building safety measures will be re-examined after reports

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Company Receives $25k Fine for Live Power Incident During Demolition

A live power incident in 2015 has resulted in a $25,000 fine for a demolition company who were also ordered to pay costs of $5221. The incident happened when an unlicenced worker was operating an excavator and made contact with

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