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Brick Wall Collapses on Construction Worker

Another construction accident has taken place, this time on a construction site south of Brisbane. The construction worker involved is recovering in hospital after he was crushed when a brick wall fell. The construction worker, aged in his fifties fell

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Construction Worker injured at Blacktown Hospital

A serious accident has taken place on a construction site at Blacktown, resulting in injuries for one construction worker. The man is in a serious but stable condition since falling 3 metres onto concrete while working from height at Blacktown

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2017 Hasn’t Been Good for Workplace Health and Safety

The construction industry has been responsible for an alarming number of workplace fatalities this year, together with the transport, postal and warehousing industry and the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry. The construction industry had the third highest number of fatalities,

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Worker Paralysed, Company Director Fined

A director has learned  the hard way about the importance of employee safety, after being fined $12,500 in addition to the company’s $37,500 fine for an incident that left a worker a tetraplegic. The company and its director failed to

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Worker Almost Crushed on Superway Worksite

A horrendous crane and elevated work platform crash has resulted in a massive fine for the builder involved. The Australian building company was fined $280,000 for major safety violations discovered by the federal work safety regulator Comcare. The regulator embarked

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Construction Worker Killed on The Job

Another construction death has occurred, this time at a hospital construction site in Adelaide. The worker had been using a jackhammer at the work site before he died on Wednesday afternoon, prompting questions about whether he should have been working

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Construction Worker Who Fell to Death Was Not Wearing a Harness

The construction worker who fell down a ventilation shaft on a Perth construction site was not wearing a safety harness at the time of the accident. In fact the worker had apparently just removed the harness a short time before

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Unions Planned Strikes against Contractor Banned

The Fair Work Building Commission has successfully brought an injunction against the CFMEU in Federal Court, temporarily banning a planned month long spate of strikes outside sites run by a major Brisbane builder. The watchdog alleges several CFMEU officials targeted

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Man in Hospital After Being Impaled at Work

The second serious construction accident in 2 days took place on September 26 at a construction site in Sydney’s north, involving a 24 year old construction worker who had his leg impaled by a piece of steel. The worker fell

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Why You Need to Ensure Visitor Safety

A commonly overlooked part of work health and safety in the construction sector is the adequate protection of visitors to the building site. Protection of guests involves more than simply handing them a hard hat, although this is an important

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