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Electrician Suffers Burn Injuries, Employer Fined

An electrician has suffered burn injuries and his employer fined $60,000 following an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in Pilbara. The incident took place in November 2013 but the company was found guilty in July

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Unions NSW calls for Levy on Builders

After news broke that large quantities of asbestos were being illegally dumped in NSW, Unions NSW suggested a construction industry funded scheme to have asbestos removed throughout the state. They say this will prevent the illegal dumping and possible deadly

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China’s Tallest Building Ready

The tallest building in China and second tallest building in the world is complete. The 127-story Shanghai Tower took extremely long by Chinese standards to build – 7 years from ground breaking to completion. The only building in the world

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Crane Driver Gets Hefty Fine in WA

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch says the recent fining of a crane driver for neglect of safety should be a reminder for everyone to always think of safety in the workplace. The man received a fine of $2500 and was

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Australia Could Lead the Way in Strong, Durable Concrete

According to a post on Sourceable.net Australia could become a pioneer for the creation of durable and long lasting concrete if proposed changes for the criteria for concrete durabililty come to pass. It would mean Australia has the best standards for

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Robots and Masons Work Together to Improve Productivity

Robots can lay bricks tree times faster than human masons alone, but that doesn’t mean that these robots are going to replace humans any time soon on the construction site. SAM – short for semi-automated mason is the latest in

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Queensland Job Hunters Follow Major Construction Projects South

The decline in Central Queensland’s major construction projects may have driven a number of workers from the region into the state’s booming south-east for work.   Apparently South-east Queensland accounts for most of the state’s construction work, and an upswing

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ACT Builders Get Good News

ACT Builders are pleased that land releases have been announced for the state, which is expected to drive up construction activity n the state. Despite the financial year starting off slowly in the state, new land releases are projected to

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Apprentice Injured during Floor Installations

A flooring installer from Western Australia, has been fined $5000 after an apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hand while using an unguarded saw during work on a residential construction site. The contractor failed in his duty of care to provide

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Improve Site Safety by Reviewing Your Approach to Risks

An industrial psychologist speaking at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in Townsville says that managers need to reconsider how they approach safety. Mr Corrie Pitzer, President of SAFEmap  believes that the better we become with managing safety, the

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