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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Yields Promising Results

The 12 month construction blitz conducted by SafeWork inspectors in NSW has been hailed as a success following 1258 notices being issued and 186 small businesses receiving rebates. The blitz was aimed at reducing work from heights. According to SafeWork

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Construction Safety Update for 2019

So far in January (January 24, 2019) according to Safe Work Australia, there have been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia. In 2018, there were 152 workers killed at work, an improvement from the previous year when 190 workers were killed

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The Workers Risking their Lives to Build India’s Homes

The risks being taken by workers in India to build the country’s homes, infrastructure and commercial buildings recently came under the spotlight in an article on BBC.com. The post mentioned a number of workers including Mr Hasan, a construction worker

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Worker Dies after being Electrocuted on Roof

A fatal workplace electrocution has taken place in Melbourne’s outer-west at a house in Plumpton. A 19 year old man died after being electrocuted while working on the roof of a house. The man was installing an air-conditioner on the

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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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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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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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Man Crushed on Darwin Worksite

A man has died in a workplace accident in the Northern Territory. The 30 year old man was crushed to death by machinery at a site in Darwin. Northern Territory Police said the incident appeared to be a tragic accident

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WorkSafe Investigating Fatal Roof Fall Incident in Victoria

A man has been killed in central Victoria after falling from a roof. The man, believed to be in his 60s, fell from a roof and became impaled on a metal picket. The man was working with another on a

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ACT Construction Overhaul Delayed by Search for Qualified Staff

According to the ACT’s planning minister Mick Gentleman, an overhaul of the state’s construction industry which was due to be finished at the end of last financial year will not be completed until 2020. The suite of reforms announced in

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