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Determining the Root Cause of the Accidents

If you don’t understand the root cause of an accident or incident, how are you going to resolve the issue and ensure it doesnt happen again? The next time the consequences could be worse – cause a severe injury or

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Construction Worker Rescued after Fall down Elevator Shaft

A construction worker had to be rescued after falling down an elevator shaft. The man apparently lost his footing and fell 2 storeys down an elevator shaft from the fifth floor to the 3rd floor. The worker sustained neck injuries

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Worker Injured by Nail Gun on Brisbane Site

A man on a construction site in St Lucia was rushed to hospital after an accident with a nail gun. The nail penetrated the worker’s heart and he had to undergo emergency surgery and was placed in an induced coma.

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Heavy Rains Delay Construction Work on Dam

Builders will understand the predicament that Suma Park contractor Geotech Pty Ltd. is in. The contractor is under pressure to complete work on the dam but one heavy rainfall could put a spoke in the works. The NSW dam has risen from

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Construction Worker Killed by Swarm of Bees

A  construction worker was recently killed while evaluating a site in Southern California. The man was attacked by a swarm of bees, whose underground hive he accidentally disturbed. This incident proves the importance of evaluating sites safely before beginning work, especially

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Fatal Collapse of Temporary Structure, an Eye-opening Reminder

An incident that took place on a construction site in the UK is a harsh reminder of the importance of stability relating to temporary structures. All too often, not much attention is given to temporary structures because they are temporary,

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Construction Safety News: Biggest Threat to Construction Workers

Ask any worker within the construction industry what is the greatest risk they face and you will hear a variety of answers from falls from heights to electrocution hazards, to being struck by vehicles, but in fact the greatest risk

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Gas Cylinder Installation causes Havoc on Construction Site

A frightening incident which occurred on a construction site is an example of how dangerous gas cylinder installation can be if it is not managed correctly. The accident in question occurred on a site in Berkshire, England in 2008 but

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