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Queens Crane Collapse Claims 2 Lives

A crane collapse at a construction site in Queens, New York has claimed the lives of 2 construction workers after they were crushed by a beam they were hoisting. The men were lifting the I-beam with a crane when it

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Operator Escapes after Crane Collapse

  A crane collapse has occurred at a building site in Gosford, damaging 2 cars and breaking the cross arms of power poles. Power lines were pulled down when the crane collapsed, with the crane driver escaping without injury after

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Sixteen Year Old Inducted as Carpenter before Seven Metre Fall

The sixteen year old boy who fell seven metres down a staircase void and suffered serious injuries in October, was inducted as a carpenter the day before the terrible accident occurred. There have since been questions raised about the supervision

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Man Hospitalised After Welding Accident

Another workplace has taken place, this time sending one man to hospital after he sustained burned due to a welding incident. The incident took place last Thursday in southwestern Victoria at a property on the Warrnambool-Penshurst Road. Paramedics were called

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Construction Goliaths at Work

The latest in intelligent technology heavy equipment can be seen in action in this impressive video. Construction machinery has come a long way in the past century and the things that these machines can do is quite amazing. If you’re

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Video Shows Scaffolding Collapse

The construction collapse that claimed 74 lives last week in Beijing China, is one of the worst construction accidents of the year. Workers were conducting repairs to a power plant when the scaffolding built around a tower collapse. Let’s see

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Safety Warning Issued Due to Fatal Work Accident

WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert following an incident in which a worker was injured when a wooden box he was standing in overbalanced and fell on him. The safety watchdog identified a number of factors that contributed to

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Western Australia Could Face Construction Skills Shortage

The state of WA is facing a skills shortage in the construction industry, following a drop in the number of people starting construction apprenticeships over the 2015-2016 period. According to the State Government’s Construction Training Fund, there was a 25

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Crane Collapse in Sydney

Watch as a Sydney crane dangles 51 floors in the air during a crane collapse recently. The crane was bolted to a tower and attempting to lower a cherry picker when it collapsed. Emergency crews sprung into action to get

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Returning To Work With Light Work Can Help Heal

An injury on the job doesn’t mean you have to give up work completely. I recently read an article about a construction worker, who found a new life after an injury on the construction site The construction worker tore a

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