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Sydney Electric Shock Fatality

Working with or near powerlines is a high risk activity and the proper precautions need to be followed in order to avoid incidents like the one that happened in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. A man died in hospital after being

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Plumber Stable After Construction Fall

The 26 year old plumber who fell into a trench at a Pinjarra construction site is now in a stable condition in hospital. The man was working in the Pinjarra Industrial Estate when he fell off a ladder and into

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Man Injured in Truck Rollover on Sydney Construction Site

A man’s been rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital after sustaining injuries in a truck rollover at a construction site on the Pacific Highway. It is believed the man was trapped under a rolled truck at the construction site on

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Elevator Crash on Construction Site Claims 11 Lives

A construction accident in northern China has killed 11 people and injured 2 others. A lift fell on a construction site in the Hebei province recently, at a residential property development. Two of the injured were taken to a local

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Building Site Truck and Crane Rollover

WorkSafe ACT has announced a workplace accident involving a construction truck and crane. The incident happened at a building site in Denman Prospect when a construction truck and crane rolled. There were no injuries but WorkSafe has launched an investigation

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WorkSafe Inspections To Focus on Falling Objects

WorkSafe inspectors continue their focus on falling objects at building sites across Victoria. WorkSafe has warned that falling objects are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry and not only do they possess a risk

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Man Dies After being Electrocuted by Overhead Powerlines while Trimming Trees

A case being investigated by WorkSafe reminds us to beware of overhead power-lines, especially when working from elevated work platforms. A man was killed recently after being electrocuted by power-lines while trimming trees in Melbourne’s south east. The incident involved

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Blitz Focusing on Work From Heights Successful- SafeWork NSW

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction blitz focusing on reducing falls from heights has been successful and has improved work from height safety and compliance. During the course of the year inspectors visited 1000 sites around the state, following

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Keeping Workers Safe when Working in Confined Spaces

SafeWork NSW highlighted on its website the risks of working in confined spaces and for employers, the aspects to consider in keeping workers safe. Examples of confined spaces are pipes, chimneys, sewers, shafts, wells, pressure vessels, trenches, tunnels, pits, tanks

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Trench Collapse Fatality Results in Fine for Company Involved

A company has been fined over the deaths of 2 Ballarat workers that died last year in March when the trench they were working in collapsed. The incident was investigated by WorkSafe who alleged that the company had failed to

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