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Sydney Electric Shock Fatality

Working with or near powerlines is a high risk activity and the proper precautions need to be followed in order to avoid incidents like the one that happened in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. A man died in hospital after being

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WA’s New FIFO Mental health Code

Australia’s first code of practice addressing mental health of FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors has been implemented in Western Australia. The ‘Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out workers in the resources and construction sectors’ code pertains to

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Labourer Takes Construction Company to Court over Scaffolding Incident

The scaffolding company at the centre of a scaffolding collapse at Macquarie Park that claimed the life of a worker is also being sued over another incident which involved scaffolding that fell and struck a worker on the north shore

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Fatal Crane Collapse at Google’s new Seattle Building

Google’s new Seattle building has been the site of the latest fatal crane collapse, claiming the lives of 4 people and injuring 2 others. It is believed the collapse happened during a storm, causing the crane to tumble down onto

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Calls for Better Construction Safety after Sydney Scaffolding Death

There’s been renewed calls for better construction safety following a fatality on a Sydney construction site when a 15 metre scaffolding tower gave way, dropping a pile of steel onto an 18 year old apprentice. The young man Christopher Cassaniti

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NZ Roadworkers Reflect on Health and Safety

In an effort to highlight health and safety in the road construction industry, roading contractors in New Zealand temporarily downed tools for the “Pause for Health and Safety Day” initiative, aimed at refocusing on creating safer work environments. In February

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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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