Worker Struck by Car at Roadworks Site

A man working on road construction in Sydney’s northwest is the latest to be run down by a driver over the legal alcohol limit.

The 59 year old worker was critically injured when a driver four times over the legal alcohol limit plowed through the roadworks site and came to a stop after hitting into the vehicle of another worker.

The man sustained multiple fractures to limbs and serious head injuries.

The worker was flown to Westmead Hospital where he remained in a critical condition. This incident highlights the risks that roadworkers are faced with every day.

Find out more at http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/worker-hit-by-drink-driver-after-car-ploughs-through-roadworks/news-story/d40ff7e174aad1fb1111c53dd59293bf

Civil Construction Development Boosts Sunshine Coast Jobs

The new Maroochydore CBD site is underway and is expected to create more than 150 jobs as part of the $25 million work of civil construction.

The first stage of civil works on the new city centre have begun and are expected to take at least a year to complete.

The first stage of construction includes roads, footpaths, cycleways, lighting, parks and landscaping, together with the installation of underground services and technology.

The CBD will also include an automated waste collection system which will involve the installation of about 1.7km of garbage collection pipes, laid underground.

To be eligible to work on this construction project or any other in Australia, every worker must be in  possession of a valid white card after completing general construction safety training, which can be undertaken quickly and conveniently online.

Read more at https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/150-jobs-created-by-25m-cbd-construction-works/3165003/