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Safety Review of the Industry Demanded after Death of 18 Year Old Apprentice in Scaffolding Incident

The fatal accident involving an 18 year old apprentice at a construction site in Sydney has prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into construction safety. The 18 year old apprentice, Christopher Cassaniti died after a 15  metre high scaffolding collapsed.

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WA Launches Australia’s First Code Of Practice Addressing FIFO Workers’ Mental Health In Resources And Construction Sectors

Fly-in fly-out workers have long been an ‘at-risk’ sector of the workforce and WA is finally doing something about. WA has launched Australia’s first code of practice addressing FIFO workers’ mental health in resources and construction sectors. The code aims

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Elderly Man Suffers Serious Injuries after Falling 3 Metres

An elderly man is in critical condition after falling about 3 metres while working in a shed in Gympie. The man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after the fall. The man, in his 80s was working in

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Construction Worker Survives Horrendous Accident

A construction worker is lucky to be alive after surviving a horrendous accident on a worksite in Central India. The 21 year old man was at work when he plummeted into a well and was impaled by a long iron

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1 in 5 Australian Men Exposed to Excess Noise Levels at Work

According to new research led by Curtin University, almost 1 in 5 Australian men are exposed to excessive noise levels at work (noise levels above the recommended occupation limit). Researchers surveyed almost 5000 Australian workers to determine how many were

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Construction Accident Leads to Amputation for One Worker

A 40 year old construction worker’s life will never be the same after a horrific workplace accident in Melbourne’s west recently resulted in amputation. The man had to have his foot amputated after being rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in

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45 Year Old Man Hospitalised After Falling Through Roof

Work from height continues to be a  major concern in the workplace despite the fact falls are avoidable if the proper precautions are taken. A recent incident involved a 45 year old man who was transported to hospital after falling

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Worker Killed while Working on Power-lines in Sydney

A man was killed while working on powerlines in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Paramedics were called to the scene where their attended to the man before transporting him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. He died the

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April 28 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Although World Day for Safety and Health at Work is over, the message that it carries is one that we need to remember every day of the year – planning for a safe and healthy workplace future. Sunday 28 April

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Being Tired at Work is As Bad as Being Drunk

According to a federal investigation into sleep health in the workplace, tired workers are as impaired as drunk drivers. In an environment as high risk as construction, the implications of this are particularly serious. A recent government inquiry found that

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