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Brooklyn Civil Construction Company Fined for Fatal Workplace Incident

The health and safety failings of a Brooklyn civil construction company have led to it being charged over an incident in 2017 when a worker was crushed by a road roller. The tragic incident took place in October 2017 when

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Man Loses Foot in Construction Accident

A construction accident in West Melbourne has resulted in the loss of a foot for a construction worker. The 40 year old man was at work on an external lift at a luxury apartment development – the Melbourne Village Complex

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Review Recommends Industrial Manslaughter Introduction

Former Safe Work Australia executive director Marie Boland, recently made 34 recommendations including a call for an industrial manslaughter offence to be implemented nationwide. Industrial manslaughter laws are currenly in effect in the ACT and Queensland. Labour has pledged to

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Government to provide Mental Health Skills Training for Workers in Regional NSW

The NSW Government is providing mental health skills training for workers in regional NSW. The state government in partnership with the Black Dog Institute are providing the training to regionally based workers. According to Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean, training

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Watch a Building Go From Foundation Phase to Completion

A construction time-lapse camera captured this massive complex being built, compacting months of construction in a minutes. Let’s see how it takes shape.

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The Benefits of Micro-breaks to Ease The Body and Reboot The Brain

Taking breaks on the job is not just good for your body and mind but can also make you more productive. A recent study has proven that micro-breaks are a huge benefit to the body and also reboot the brain.

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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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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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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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