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Tradie Death Sparks Fears of Silicosis Epidemic

A Queensland stonecutter has died from silicosis, sparking concerns of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases have began to emerge of silicosis diagnosis in Queensland and around Australia, with Gold Coast stonecutter Anthony White being the latest

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The NT’s High Workplace Fatality Rate Prompts Demands for Harsher Penalties

Following a review of the Northern Territory’s workplace health and safety practices, harsher penalties have been called for, to address the high rate of workplace deaths in the state. In the report, the NT WorkSafe inspectors say their relationship with

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WorkSafe Urges Caution Following Falling Object Incidents

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all employers about the importance of addressing the risks of falling objects on construction sites following an incident in Melbourne’s CBD recently. A large metal prop fell from the 56th level of the building site and

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Hungover Worker Rescued After Becoming Trapped on a Construction Site

A night of excess has landed one construction worker in a very tight spot. The man fell into a crevasse between 2 buildings on a construction site in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The 41 year old intoxicated man was discovered by

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Funding for Investigation into High Construction Suicide Rate in NZ.

The New Zealand construction industry is facing a similar mental health crisis as Australia, looking to the Mates in Construction programme as inspiration for its own plan to tackle the issue. With Mates in Construction proving successful here in Australia,

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21 Year Old Worker Dies After Falling from Ladder

It’s tragic that ladder falls are still such a common occurrence and so commonly end in death, despite falls being preventable. One tragic incident happened late last year when a 21 year old labourer died after falling from a ladder

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Building Site Truck and Crane Rollover

WorkSafe ACT has announced a workplace accident involving a construction truck and crane. The incident happened at a building site in Denman Prospect when a construction truck and crane rolled. There were no injuries but WorkSafe has launched an investigation

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Coroner Hands Down Findings on Ben Catanzariti Workplace Death

The coroner has handed down his findings on the workplace death of Ben Catanzariti in 2012. The accident took place 6 years ago on an ACT construction site. Recently findings in the long awaited inquest were handed down in the

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WorkSafe Inspections To Focus on Falling Objects

WorkSafe inspectors continue their focus on falling objects at building sites across Victoria. WorkSafe has warned that falling objects are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry and not only do they possess a risk

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Worker Impaled on Steel Reinforcing Bar on Construction Site

A horrific construction accident has taken place at a Gosford construction site, highlighting the risks of slips, trips and falls on construction sites. A man was impaled by a steel reinforcing bar after falling from one floor to another at

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