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Perth Construction Workers Storm Closed Site to Reclaim Tools

Following a decision by a construction firm to lock the gates of all its projects, hundreds of tradies were left without their tools and questioning whether they would even be paid for the work they had already done. The angry

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Trench Collapse At Construction Site Lands Worker in Hospital

The risks associated with work in trenches has once again been highlighted by an incident at the NorthConnex construction site, where a worker in his twenties was hospitalised after a trench wall collapsed on him. The man suffered back injuries

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How Women Are Being Pushed Out of Construction

According to recent research, women are being expelled from the construction industry, not because of the job itself but because of the masculine culture and underlying sexual harassment that prevails on most work sites. The report revealed that the completion

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Ladder Fall Lands Man in Hospital

A man was injured at a property in Brisbane’s Inglewood recently after falling from a ladder. The middle-aged man had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering upper limb injuries from the fall incident. Reports say the man was airlifted

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WorkSafe Victoria Warns Employers about Work from Height

WorkSafe Victoria is warning employers of the serious consequences for failure to manage risks associated with work from heights on construction sites, after 11 serious falls from height were reported. Since the start of the year there have already been

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Man Hospitalised due to Wall Collapse

A man has been injured on a construction site in Brisbane after a wall collapsed onto him. The man suffered back and leg injuries when he was trapped by the collapsed wall at Ascot. Emergency services attended the scene where

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Australia’s Construction Job Hiring Spree

Australia is on a construction hiring spree and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing soon. Due to the expansion of activity in the sector, including in apartment construction, hiring levels have lifted to their highest level in 6 months.

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Circular Quay Site Explosions and Fire Erupts

  A demolition site at the corner of Pitt Street and Alfred Street, Circular Quay erupted in flames and plumes of smoke recently, requiring 12 people be treated for respiratory problems. It was reported that dozens of firefighters battled the

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Companies Fined for Workers Fall Injuries

A worker’s fall injuries have resulted in charges for 2 companies and their respective directors in Darwin. The 19 year old worker fell 2.9 metres through a void due to a lack of edge protection at the site in August

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Unsupported Trench A Safety Hazard

The CFMEU notified the ACT’s work safety watchdog about an unsupported trench, discovered during a site visit to the light rail project in August last year. WorkSafe ACT is issuing an improvement notice after the dangerous 3 metre deep excavation

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