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Worker Hospitalised After Excavator Incident

The risks involved with operating an excavator have been highlighted by an incident on a construction site in Queensland recently. A worker has been hospitalised after being crushed by an excavator at a construction site in south east Queensland. The

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Construction Contractor Killed in Perth

The construction industry remains one of the most high risk in Australia, which is why General Construction Safety Training (The White Card Course) is mandatory for all construction workers. The most recent fatality occurred in Western Australia where a construction

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Queensland Coroner Says Tradies Death was Preventable

A coroner has found that a young carpenter electrocuted at a construction site in Brisbane in 2013 while working for a roofing company, would not have died if different circuit breakers were in place. The worker died on July 11

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Safe Work Australia Reminds us to Stay Safe on the Road

While Safe Work Australia’s Road Safety Week is over, the message it advocates is an important one that we need to be aware of all year round. Road Safety Week ran between 30 April to 6 May and Safe Work

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Cross Border Construction Project Begins on Major Residential Project

The cross-border construction project has begun in The ACT, promising to deliver 6500 new homes to the state. Construction on the first stage of the Ginninderry project has begun, a joint venture between the ACT government and Riverview Developments. Part

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New Memorials for Workers Killed on The Job

The Queensland government is honouring workers killed on the job with 2 new memorials, one of which is an online honour roll and the other a permanent memorial to be constructed in the Roma Street Forum. The memorials will pay

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Worker Critical After Electric Shock on Construction Site

A worker is in critical condition in hospital after sustaining an electric shock at a Sydney work site last month. According to reports, the man in his forties was unloading a truck when his crane struck an overhead power line

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Beware of Risk of Falls through Skylights – Alert Urges

SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert to remind people of the risks of working on roofs with skylights or plastic roof sheeting. Last month a worker was killed and 2 others injured after falling through a skylight. According to

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Study on Lower Back Pain Published

According to researchers in a recent publication in The Lancet, low back pain is a huge health burden in Australia and globally. Researchers found that X-rays and scans, opioid injections and surgeries to treat the condition are unnecessary, harmful and

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Best Year for Commercial Construction so Far

According to data from ABS, 2018 is turning out to be the best year yet for commercial construction. Last year ended strong with ABS figures showing a more than $28 billion contribution to the national economy. Commercial activity has risen

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