Construction Worker Fatally Injured in Incident Involving Cherry Picker

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A worker has been killed in a workplace incident in South East Queensland at a construction site.

The man was working with a cherry picker at the time.

Paramedics were called to the construction site where they found the injured man in his twenties.They attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful, he was pronounced dead shortly after.

The incident is being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/worker-fatally-injured-queensland-cherry-picker-incident/#.WjWODTe1s1l

Construction Worker Rescued After Falling Several Metres at Building Site

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A construction worker was recently rescued by MFB after falling several metres on a building site in Melbourne’s CBD, at the corner of Market and Flinders Street.

Fire crews worked to free the  man who had fallen between scaffolding and other work equipment, which an MFB spokesperson said was “a delicate operation”.

Ambulance Victoria were also on the scene and confirmed that the man had suffered back injuries during the fall. He remained conscious during the rescue efforts.

The cause of the fall has not been discovered but WorkSafe is investigating.

Source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/mfb-crews-free-a-construction-worker-after-he-fell-several-metres/news-story/66a4642b760e677f3fa77a4a57c62af6

Construction Worker injured at Blacktown Hospital

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A serious accident has taken place on a construction site at Blacktown, resulting in injuries for one construction worker.

The man is in a serious but stable condition since falling 3 metres onto concrete while working from height at Blacktown Hospital recently.

The 29 year old man sustained a severe head injury in the fall and was attended to by CareFlight’s rapid response rescue personnel.

The man was treated at the scene and placed in an induced coma to stabilise his breathing before transporting him by road ambulance to Westmead Hospital.

Falls from heights, even those perceived as “low” can result in serious injuries. Find out more http://www.blacktownsun.com.au/story/4986974/construction-worker-severely-injured-at-blacktown-hospital/

Construction Worker Injured after Seven Storey Fall at Building Site

The construction worker who fell from a height at a construction site on the Gold Coast is in a critical condition but after a week is said to be showing signs of improvement.

The construction worker fell seven stories at a Varsity Lakes construction site last week.

He has been working in Australia for 15 years after moving here from Ireland.

The 37 year old carpenter sustained multiple fractures and reported has significant internal injuries.

The injuries were so severe that paramedics did not expect him to survive.

Find out more https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/36420547/gold-coast-man-fighting-for-life-after-seven-storey-fall/#page1

Teenager Crushed by Excavator on First Day at Work

A horrendous workplace accident has taken place on a construction site at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital where a young worker was crushed by an excavator on his first day at work.

The 16 year old lad is fighting for his life after the accident at an East Killara worksite recently.

The young worker suffered extensive chest injuries as well as injuries to his abdomen, pelvis and legs.

While the events that led to the accident have not become clear, it is believed the young man was on soft ground that may have saved his life as he came under excavator tracks.

The father of the minor was tracked down and police escorted him to the hospital.

The incident is under investigation with forensic officers having visited the scene with SafeWork.

This incident once again reminds us of how important training and supervision is for young workers.

Source: https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/35654996/teen-fighting-for-life-after-being-crushed-by-excavator-on-first-day-at-an-east-killara-worksite/

Construction Worker Fatally Injured on North Connex Site

A worker was recently killed on the NorthConnex project, after an accident in which he was struck in the head by a piece of equipment.

The 65 year old worker was working on the Wilson Road compound when the incident occurred.

It is believed that the man was trapped for a while and went into cardiac arrest once he was freed.

The worker was rushed to the Westmead Hospital where he later died.

SafeWork NSW and NSW Police are investigating the incident and Transport Minister Andrew Constance said he would support them in their investigations. He also expressed his sadness at the tragedy and conveyed his condolences to the family.

Find out more http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/construction-worker-killed-on-northconnex-site/news-story/82a8d7aa325720517c623e3a1afa927d

Building Approvals Lowest in the ACT

The ACT recorded the greatest drop in new home building approvals in February, despite a national rise.

Approvals in The ACT fell 15.6 per cent which was the greatest decline across all states and territories.

Nationally new dwellings approvals rose by 0.8 per cent, following an 8 month fall.

NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia all recorded increases in new dwelling approvals with Canberra, The NT, Queensland and Western Australia all recording declines.

Find out more: http://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/4573692/act-records-biggest-drop-in-new-home-building-approvals/

Metal Beam Crushed Construction Worker

Another construction worker has lost his life on the job, this time in central Sydney, near Darling Harbour at Barangaroo.

The man, in his thirties, died after being struck by a steel beam which was being lifted.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene around 4:30pm to discover a man had the top half of his torso completely crushed.

According to CFMEU NSW secretary Brian Parker, the man died instantly.

He said this incident was preventable, given that nobody should have been in the vicinity of the area when lifting is being conducted. The incident is under investigation.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/worker-crushed-metal-beam-barangaroo/#.WMltFqKxUl1

Construction Worker Killed on The Job

Another construction death has occurred, this time at a hospital construction site in Adelaide.

The worker had been using a jackhammer at the work site before he died on Wednesday afternoon, prompting questions about whether he should have been working with a jackhammer.

The 55 year old man was working at the Flinders Medical Centre when the incident occurred at the car park site.

Aaron Cartledge of the SA CFMEU said workers who had witnessed the death were very troubled, especially those who had witnessed workers die at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The union has called for a full investigation into the incident, with Cartledge saying they were not willing to just accept the death as natural.

Read more at http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/workers-reeling-from-sa-construction-death/news-story/f8a093786d78763a800c4e19ead34eae

Explosion on Sydney Site Sparked by Construction Worker’s Mistake

The risks associated with power lines once again came under the spotlight as footage from a dashcam showed an explosion caused by a construction worker who inadvertently made contact with an overhead powerline.

The man is seen passing a copper pipe from the ground floor of a Kogarah building under construction to a colleague on the first floor, one morning.

The well meaning worker touched the powerline with the copper piping which resulted in the explosion which causes the entire site to light up.

NSW Fire and Rescue were alerted of the incident and confirmed it was caused by a struck power line. Thankfully there were no serious injuries and the worker involved was able to drive himself to the hospital shortly after.

To watch the footage or read more visit http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/11/21/13/06/construction-workers-blunder-sparks-explosion-on-sydney-worksite