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Melbourne Takes the Lead for Housing Construction

The residential construction industry in Melbourne has officially surpassed Sydney as the epicentre of the nation’s housing construction boom. New research from the Housing industry Association (HIA) revealed that 12 of the 20 residential construction “hotspots” were located in Melbourne

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Worker in Serious Condition After being Struck by Steel Beam

The danger associated with falling objects on construction sites has been highlighted by an incident on the Sunshine Coast, resulting in injuries for a worker. The young worker, believed to be in his late teens has been hospitalised in a

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Latest Report of Workplace Fatalities Released

Safe Work Australia has released the latest monthly notifiable fatality report and according to it, there were 21 workplace deaths reported in December 2017. According to the report 6 fatalities were categorised as vehicle incidents – air crash while 5

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Construction Worker Killed on Tunnel Project

A construction accident at the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Footscray Road site has claimed the life of a 50 year old man. The man was struck by a piece of equipment attached to a mobile piling rig and suffered head

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SafeWork SA Reminds People Working with Spray Paint to Make Safety a Priority

An incident is being investigated by SafeWork SA following a fire that broke out in a spray booth at a business in Pooraka. Workers were spraying at the time. Reports say one worker had been smoking while a spray gun

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2000 Construction Workers Needed for Massive Construction

As work begins on The Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane, more than 2000 workers are needed to fill positions on the $3.6 billion project just 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. The first day of construction on the project is

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The ACT New Health and Safety Legislation

The ACT government has introduced new work health and safety legislation in  the Legislative Assembly which will mean more worker training and consultation on major construction sites, when it comes into effect. The amendment will relate to major construction projects

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WorkSafe Vic Breaks Down Industry Injury Hotspots Job by Job

A useful WorkSafe resource helps you find out the most common injuries for your specific industry and job. The tool provides information on the most common injuries sustained from the most common hazards associated with various jobs. This is good

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Falling Stone Crushes Workers Toe – Employer Fined

The risks involved with movement of heavy materials and equipment has been highlighted by WorkSafe following the fining and conviction of a Brooklyn company over an incident in 2015 which resulted in one worker losing 3 toes. The company was

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Road Workers Subject to Road Rage and Abuse

In addition to the health and safety risks associated with road construction sites, workers are also being subjected to road rage and abuse from motorists in the Tweed Shire district. The Tweed Shire Council recently reminded motorists to be patient

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