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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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Two Companies Fined After Worker Fall

Following the fall of worker on a Sydney construction site, 2 businesses have been slapped with a $200,000 for failing to comply with health and safety laws. The worker fell 2 stories because the site did not have proper safety

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Victorian Apprentice Killed on the Job

An apprentice has been killed at a Melbourne business recently. It is believed the 20 year old man was working inside an open-ended tank at a Cranbourne West business when he was overcome by fumes in the confined space. WorkSafe

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Tougher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences in WA

Western Australia recently implemented tougher penalties for workplace safety offences, which are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act. The laws introduced increase the maximum imprisonment term from 2 to 5 years and fines for body corporate

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New Toolkit Launched to Improve Health and Safety in NSW

The free Easy to Do Work Health and Safety toolkit has been launched to improve workplace health and safety in NSW. The self-assessment toolkit was released during national Safe Work Month. An independent study in 2017 found that over 40

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97 Workplace Deaths in 2018

According to the latest Safe Work Australia figures, 97 Australians were killed at work in 2018. The figures are based upon media reports and are a preliminary estimate of workplace fatalities across Australia. The top three industries with the most

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