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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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Labourer Takes Construction Company to Court over Scaffolding Incident

The scaffolding company at the centre of a scaffolding collapse at Macquarie Park that claimed the life of a worker is also being sued over another incident which involved scaffolding that fell and struck a worker on the north shore

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Industry Calls for Safety Review After Sydney Scaffolding Death

The construction industry has called for a safety review after the scaffolding death of 18 year old Christopher Cassaniti who was crushed when a 15m high scaffolding collapsed. The tragedy prompted urgent calls for a safety review of the industry.

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Melbourne Companies fined for Unsafe Scaffolding

Two Melbourne companies have been fined $62,000 in total for unsafe scaffolding at a work site at Bentleigh East, after an investigation revealed scaffolding at the site leaning towards overhead power-lines during wind gusts in October 2016. The company was

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Ballarat Construction Firm Fined $25,000 for Scaffolding Failures

A construction company based in Ballarat has been fined $25,000 for failing to heed WorkSafe directions to repair unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear Worksite. The company was also ordered to pay $2897 in costs. The company was found guilty

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WorkSafe WA Focus On Scaffold Safety

Inspectors from WorkSafe WA will be visiting sites in the state to ensure employers and employees, particularly in the construction industry, are committed to work from height safety especially where scaffolding is involved. Over the next 8 months inspectors will

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Worker Injured in Scaffolding Fall on Construction Site

A young worker fell more than 4 metres from scaffolding at a Melbourne construction site and had to be rescued. The authorities said the man, in his thirties fell from scaffolding and suffered head and spinal injuries and had to

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WorkSafe Investigates North Melbourne Scaffolding Collapse

 Anyone engaging in demolition work should be in possession of a valid White Card, this proves that they have completed the White Card Course and know how to work safely in the construction industry. A recent incident in North Melbourne

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Scaffolding Incident Lands Worker in Hospital

A workplace accident has left a man with serious injuries, after falling more than 5 metres from a scaffolding. The man was at a worksite in northeast Victoria when the incident occurred, approximately 28km south of Wodonga. Around 8:45am the

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Chinese Construction Disaster – Death Toll Rises

Chinese authorities have detained 13 people over the collapse which claimed 74 lives recently. Most of the workers killed where working on the interior concrete wall of a massive circular cooling tower, about 70 metres high when scaffolding fell. In

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