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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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Worker Dies after being Electrocuted on Roof

A fatal workplace electrocution has taken place in Melbourne’s outer-west at a house in Plumpton. A 19 year old man died after being electrocuted while working on the roof of a house. The man was installing an air-conditioner on the

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Prioritise Worker Safety in 2019, Especially Young Workers

Let’s work to ensure that 2019 is better for workplace health and safety than 2018 was.  Although we did see a slight improvement last year in comparison to the previous year, more needs to be done to keep workers safe,

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Construction Safety Update for 2019

So far in January (January 24, 2019) according to Safe Work Australia, there have been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia. In 2018, there were 152 workers killed at work, an improvement from the previous year when 190 workers were killed

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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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