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Operator Fined After Driver Killed in Quarry Accident

Following the tragic death of a dump truck driver in 2016, a quarry operator has been fined $230,000. The driver was killed when the vehicle he was operating rolled on a stockpile.The man was in his sixties at the time.

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When The Weather Requires You to Down Tools

An interesting post on Abc.net.au highlights the dilemma facing all  tradies working on construction sites outdoors, when are the weather conditions enough to down tools? As tradepeople interviewed point out, deciding when to stop work due to the weather can

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The Risks Associated with Construction Dust

If you thought the health risks associated with construction dust/silica isn’t that serious, you better watch this case study. This video tells the story of a man who worked with different types of stone over a 3 decade period and

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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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Workers Leg Crushed by Saw Blade in Workplace Accident

Freak accidents are common occurrences on construction sites as a twenty-six year worker in New South Wales recently discovered. The man sustained serious crush injuries after a saw blade fell onto his leg at a Sydney worksite recently. It is

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ACT Construction Overhaul Delayed by Search for Qualified Staff

According to the ACT’s planning minister Mick Gentleman, an overhaul of the state’s construction industry which was due to be finished at the end of last financial year will not be completed until 2020. The suite of reforms announced in

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Company Fined $300,000 for Apprentice Electrocution Incident

A Melbourne electrical firm was recently convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident involving an apprentice in 2016. The third year apprentice died from electrocution while laying cables at a property in Camberwell. The company pleaded guilty to 2 charges

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Sydney Light Rail Project Workers Discover Human Bones

Sydney light rail construction has undergone yet another delay, this time at workers found human remains while digging. The workers were digging out the front of Central Station when they found bones which could have been there for more than

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Worker Dies on Perth Construction Site

A Perth construction worker lost his life when he fell into a water-filled trench in the city’s western suburbs. Workmates desperately tried to save the construction worker who fell into the 3m deep ditch and became trapped at the Mosman

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Construction Begins on Sydney $40m Bridge

Sydney’s newest pedestrian and cycle bridge is under construction in North Ryde. The bridge which costs $40 million to build will cross Delhi Road and the Hills M2 Motorway, connecting Macquarie Park, North Ryde railway station and the Lachlan’s Line

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