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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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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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Blitz Focusing on Work From Heights Successful- SafeWork NSW

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction blitz focusing on reducing falls from heights has been successful and has improved work from height safety and compliance. During the course of the year inspectors visited 1000 sites around the state, following

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Civil Construction Firm Charged over Worker Trench Deaths

While charges, fines and prosecutions aren’t the most serious consequences of workplace incidents such as trench collapses, (the human cost is much higher) they hopefully do serve as a deterrent for others to avoid similar mistakes that can have such

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Keep Workers Safe in the Heat – WorkSafe Urges

WorkSafe Victoria has urged employers in the north to ensure the protection of workers in the extreme heat. With temperatures often soaring above 40 degrees, employers were reminded to ensure work is managed safely and that workers are well hydrated.

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Labour in Extreme Heat

Construction workers on Canberra’s light rail network recently had to work in near 40 degree heat, despite the construction union pushing for a deal for workers to stop working when temperatures reach 37 degrees. Workers had to endure 39 degrees

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