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Fatality Results in $65,000 Fine for Mining Company

A Western Australian mining firm has been fined $65,000 after an electrician was killed at a bauxite site. The electrician was fatally crushed between a lift car and the lift shaft at the Worsley refinery in 2014. The 66 year

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Deadliest Jobs for Men in Australia

While the Australian job market is booming, especially in the trade industries, many people in these industries are struggling. These jobs are lucrative, promising six figure salaries however the men in these jobs are battling with depression and are committing

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Search For Qualified Staff Delays ACT Construction Industry Changes

The ACT’s planning directorate says an overhaul of the state’s construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be finished until 2020. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman announced the suite of building reforms

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Companies Warned to Put Safety First in Lead-up to Festive Season

Companies and employees are being warned to put safety first in the lead-up to Christmas. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munn warned workplaces to pay particular attention to safety as we approach the festive season. Around this time of the year

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Sydney Metro Construction Time-lapse

The Sydney metro project is a massive undertaking which, unless you’re directly involved with its construction in some way or the other, you may not fully comprehend. In this time-lapse video you can get an understanding of what actually goes

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Crane Falls on Home of Elderly Couple who Narrowly Escape Death

An elderly couple in Melbourne are lucky to be alive after a 33 tonne crane fell through the roof of their home. The couple narrowly escaped after the drilling rig smashed into their roof, destroying tiles and causing bricks to

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Road Construction Time-lapse Video

For a look at how roads are constructed and an idea of just how much work actually goes into building our infrastructure watch the time-lapse video below. Road construction is one of the most high risk for the workers involved,

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Construction Hotspot with the Most Cranes in Sydney

The northern suburbs of Sydney are the city’s residential construction hot-spot with a total of 121 cranes dotted around the area. Last month the number of cranes increased by 27. Matthew Harris, managing director of RLB NSW said the northern

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How Queensland Plans to Tackle Workplace Health and Safety Issues

Queensland Work Health and Safety Board, the state’s peak advisory board to the government on work health and safety, has designed a 5 year plan to make WHS in the state safer. The plan comes in response to the recommendations

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Man Killed in Perth Construction Accident

A construction worker has been killed in an accident on a site in Perth’s western suburbs. The man fell into a trench filled with water about 3 metres deep and became trapped. Co-workers attempted to rescue the man at the

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