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Date PostedSeptember 10, 2017

Man Collapses in Trench at Victorian Construction Site

A worker in Melbourne’s Southeast is in a critical condition after collapsing in a trench at a construction site on Friday.

The incident happened at 11:30am on Friday and emergency services were called to the building site.

The man’s condition is believed to have been caused by a medical condition, a spokesperson from Ambulance Victoria said in a statement.

CFA crews were in attendance, assisting with removing the man from the trench.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/man-collapses-on-vic-construction-site/news-story/51696f405f10b242ec8ca7c14772ec90

This sad incident is a reminder that we need to be prepared for anything on a construction site. That is one of the reasons why White Card general construction induction training is mandatory for everyone engaging in work on a construction site in Australia.What would you do if a colleague collapsed on the work site? One of the topics covered in general by the course, is what to do in an emergency, aimed at teaching workers how to respond to an emergency on site.

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Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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