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Steel Rod Pierced Worker’s Skull on Construction Site

A construction worker from Central India has managed to survive a horrific workplace incident after being impaled in the skull and undergoing emergency surgery. The 21 year tradie fell into a well at a worksite and an iron rod passed

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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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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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Construction Safety Update for 2019

So far in January (January 24, 2019) according to Safe Work Australia, there have been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia. In 2018, there were 152 workers killed at work, an improvement from the previous year when 190 workers were killed

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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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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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Two Construction Workers Lose Out on $2.2m Lotto Share

Two Sydney construction workers are kicking themselves after missing  out on a share of $2.2 million from a winning lotto ticket. Instead of buying in with their co-workers, the 2 chose to buy lunch instead while the other workers chipped

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Victoria – 60 Cranes Ordered to Stop Work After Fatal Incident

Following the fatal Box Hill incident in which a man in his 40s was killed when a container of wet concrete fell from a crane, 60 cranes were ordered to stop work while an audit is conducted. Another man suffered

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Residents in Brisbane Sign petition for Later Construction Work

Brisbane residents want construction work to start later in the morning and have signed a petition in the hopes of being heard. According to a report in the Brisbane Times, the petition was started by a resident in Woolloongabba who

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Construction Company Amends Safety After Workers Death

The construction company involved in the 2014 workplace incident that claimed the life of Jorge Castillo-Riffo when he was crushed between a scissor lift and slab floor above, has amended its safety controls and now requires workers who use a

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