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Operator Fined After Driver Killed in Quarry Accident

Following the tragic death of a dump truck driver in 2016, a quarry operator has been fined $230,000. The driver was killed when the vehicle he was operating rolled on a stockpile.The man was in his sixties at the time.

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A List Of The Tallest Buildings In The World At The Moment

China’s landscape has undergone a drastic overhaul thanks to the construction of 88 of the world’s tallest buildings in 2018 – buildings 200metres high and over. In 2018 there were 143 buildings of 200 metres or more were built and

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Townsville Accident Claims Workers Life

Another fatal workplace accident has taken place, this time in Townsville, highlighting once again the risks associated with construction work. A man has been killed in Bohle. It is believed he was hit by a falling pipe being unloaded from

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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Yields Promising Results

The 12 month construction blitz conducted by SafeWork inspectors in NSW has been hailed as a success following 1258 notices being issued and 186 small businesses receiving rebates. The blitz was aimed at reducing work from heights. According to SafeWork

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Keeping Workers Safe This Summer – WorkSafe Safety Warning

The NT is one of the areas in Australia experiencing extremely hot temperatures prompting WorkSafe to issue a safety warning to businesses and workers to take precautions to avoid heat illnesses which can be deadly. Heat related illness can present

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When The Weather Requires You to Down Tools

An interesting post on Abc.net.au highlights the dilemma facing all  tradies working on construction sites outdoors, when are the weather conditions enough to down tools? As tradepeople interviewed point out, deciding when to stop work due to the weather can

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Revolutionary New Construction material made from Unlikely Waste

Researchers at a South African university have developed a way to make building materials using something we literally flush down the toilet every day. Urine is the key ingredient in the construction of eco-friendly building materials, human urine that is.

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National Asbestos Awareness Week Observed

During Asbestos Awareness Week, 19-25 November the dangers related to asbestos were highlighted, particularly to young tradespeople and apprentices who may not be familiar with the risks or what to do if they suspect exposure. Minister for Industrial Relations Grace

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The Risks Associated with Construction Dust

If you thought the health risks associated with construction dust/silica isn’t that serious, you better watch this case study. This video tells the story of a man who worked with different types of stone over a 3 decade period and

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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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