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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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Man In His Twenties Falls Through Roof in Sydney

A fall through a roof at a building site in Sydney’s south west has left a man in his twenties hospitalised. The worker fell from a height at a a site in Oran Park and was rushed to hospital by

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Brooklyn Civil Construction Company Fined for Fatal Workplace Incident

The health and safety failings of a Brooklyn civil construction company have led to it being charged over an incident in 2017 when a worker was crushed by a road roller. The tragic incident took place in October 2017 when

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Review Recommends Industrial Manslaughter Introduction

Former Safe Work Australia executive director Marie Boland, recently made 34 recommendations including a call for an industrial manslaughter offence to be implemented nationwide. Industrial manslaughter laws are currenly in effect in the ACT and Queensland. Labour has pledged to

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Government to provide Mental Health Skills Training for Workers in Regional NSW

The NSW Government is providing mental health skills training for workers in regional NSW. The state government in partnership with the Black Dog Institute are providing the training to regionally based workers. According to Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean, training

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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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Watch a Building Go From Foundation Phase to Completion

A construction time-lapse camera captured this massive complex being built, compacting months of construction in a minutes. Let’s see how it takes shape.

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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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