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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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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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Workers Leg Crushed by Saw Blade in Workplace Accident

Freak accidents are common occurrences on construction sites as a twenty-six year worker in New South Wales recently discovered. The man sustained serious crush injuries after a saw blade fell onto his leg at a Sydney worksite recently. It is

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Worker Injured while using an Electric Grinder in NSW

A man in northern NSW has been rushed to hospital for treatment of a serious wrist injury after an incident with an electric grinder. Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident where they discovered a man in his

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ACT Construction Overhaul Delayed by Search for Qualified Staff

According to the ACT’s planning minister Mick Gentleman, an overhaul of the state’s construction industry which was due to be finished at the end of last financial year will not be completed until 2020. The suite of reforms announced in

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Worker Dies on Perth Construction Site

A Perth construction worker lost his life when he fell into a water-filled trench in the city’s western suburbs. Workmates desperately tried to save the construction worker who fell into the 3m deep ditch and became trapped at the Mosman

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Worker’s Fall Injury Results in Fines for 2 Companies

The consequences of failing to comply with health and safety regulations has come to the forefront following a case involving 2 businesses in Sydney. The companies were fined more than $200,000 combined after a worker fell 2 stories on a

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