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Construction Workers Force Their Way Onto WorkSite to Reclaim Their Tools

Construction workers forced their way onto a construction site to reclaim their tools after a decision by a construction firm to lock the gates of all its projects. The company decided to shut down its sites on Sunday night. The

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Man Hospitalised After Trench Collapse

A man in his twenties was hospitalised after a trench wall collapsed on him at the NorthConnex construction in West Pennant Hills. Emergency crews were called to the site where they discovered an injured male worker. The man had been

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Is Construction’s Culture Repelling Women

In a recent report it was revealed that the construction industry’s masculine culture and underlying sexual harassment is forcing women out of the industry, even if they love their work. The report found that the completion rate for females in

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The Health Benefits of Good Work Highlighted by Position Paper

A position paper  by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians released recently highlighted the benefits of good work on the health and wellbeing of people. Long term absence from work, work disability and unemployment can have a negative impact on

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Company Charged Over Death of Painter

A Vic company has been fined for the accident involving a painter who fell to his death on their site in 2017. The 69 year old man fell more than 3 metres through a hole at a construction site at

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Construction Jobs Boost

The construction industry is on a hiring spree due to the increased activity in the sector. The Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (PCI) rose 1.5 points to 54.3 in January, indicating that the industry is expanding

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Ballarat Construction Firm Fined $25,000 for Scaffolding Failures

A construction company based in Ballarat has been fined $25,000 for failing to heed WorkSafe directions to repair unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear Worksite. The company was also ordered to pay $2897 in costs. The company was found guilty

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Company and Directors Fined After Worker Falls on Site

A fall at a residential construction site in Darwin and the resulting serious injuries inflicted upon a worker has resulted in 2 companies and their directors being charged by NT WorkSafe. The incident happened in August 2016 when a 19

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Construction Workers Escape Injury As Concrete Slab Falls

WorkSafe is investigating an incident in Perth where a concrete slab fell at a construction site near Northbridge. A group of construction workers could have been fatally injured when the 2 tonne slab snapped off and fell. The site had

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Eight Killed in Construction Cave-in in China

A cave-in at a subway line construction site in southern China has claimed the lives of 8 people while 3 others are still missing. The government confirmed that 9 workers were rescued and were in a stable condition in Guangdong

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