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Fatal Bordertown Quarry Accident

Another fatal workplace accident has occured. A man recently lost his life after falling into machinery at a quarry in the South East. The 43 year old man from Murray Mallee fell into machinery and although emergency services were called

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Sydney Worker Dies after Scaffolding Collapse

A fatal incident has taken place at a construction site in Sydney where a scaffolding collapsed claiming the life of an 18 year old apprentice. Another worker was critically injured in the collapse. The teenage formworker Christopher Cassaniti was pronounced

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WorkSafe Clamps Down on Falling Objects on Construction Sites

In the past 5 years, 5 people have been killed by falling objects at Victorian building sites and 721 people have been injured. To respond to this high rate of incidents, WorkSafe inspectors have been visiting construction sites across the

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Construction Companies May Be Hit with Penalties Related to Workers Roof Fall

Two construction firms may face penalties of up to $1.5 million each if found guilty of charges relating to a workplace incident which involved a worker falling 3 metres from a roof. The 2017 incident occurred when a 31 year

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Airborne Fungi Pose Health Risk to Construction Workers at WestConnex

Construction workers working in the M4 East tunnels in Sydney’s inner west were exposed to extremely high concentrations of airborne fungi. It posed a potentially “high risk to all persons”. Recently 500 construction workers walked off the site after the

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Safety Campaign Launched to Teach Tradies About Working Around Electrical Networks

Western Power has launched a safety campaign to educate tradespeople and businesses about working safely around the electrical grid. The safety campaign – GamePlan is a suite of tailored safety videos, designed to educate and support tradespeople preparing and working

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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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Funding for Investigation into High Construction Suicide Rate in NZ.

The New Zealand construction industry is facing a similar mental health crisis as Australia, looking to the Mates in Construction programme as inspiration for its own plan to tackle the issue. With Mates in Construction proving successful here in Australia,

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How Toxic Work Stress Can Affect Your Health

Everyone experiences some form of stress at some time in their lives but toxic stress left unchecked can have devastating effects on our mental and physical health. Experts have warned about the danger of toxic stress. Safe Work Australia said

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NSW Government Take Aim at Dodgy Building Certifiers

The NSW Government announced a crackdown on dodgy building certifiers, saying any corrupt certifiers would be barred from the industry. The recent debacle involving Sydney’s Opal Tower, when a crack was discovered in a precast concrete panel inside the building,

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