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Macquarie Park Scaffolding Collapse Prompts Legal Action

The company involved in the scaffolding collapse at Macquarie Park that claimed the life of a worker, is being sued over a separate incident involving scaffolding. The incident revolves around a scaffolding collapse that injured a worker on the north

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Builders Warn of Global Construction Skills Shortage

Australian’s home building sector through Housing Industry Association’s Harley Dale has expressed concern over a looming skills shortage. The HIA has called for a separate contractor visa to be introduced which could bring workers into Australia for building construction projects

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Man Dead after Accident with Machinery on Darwin Site

An accident involving machinery at a worksite in Darwin has resulted in one fatality. A 30 year old man has died in  The Northern Territory after being crushed by machinery. The incident is being investigated by police and NT WorkSafe

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Four Killed as Crane Collapses on Seattle Building Site

Four people were killed in a construction crane collapse on a busy Seattle street. A few other people were hospitalised after the construction crane fell onto a street in downtown Seattle on a Saturday afternoon. The building is Google’s new

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Watch Smart Construction Tradies at Work

There’s nothing like watching inventiveness in action, especially on the construction site. In this video you’ll see some creative building from tradies. Have you come across any of these techniques before?

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Eleven People Killed in Elevator Crash

A construction accident in northern China has claimed the lives of 11 people and 2 others were injured when a lift fell. The incident happened at a residential development construction site in the Taocheng district of Hengshui, Hebei province. The

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Worker Crushed under Dump Truck – Company Fined

Following an incident in June 2016 when a worker was crushed under a dump truck, an earthmoving company was fined $90,000. The man was crushed underneath the body of the dump truck while trying to repair it. The 26 year

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Safety Review of the Industry Demanded after Death of 18 Year Old Apprentice in Scaffolding Incident

The fatal accident involving an 18 year old apprentice at a construction site in Sydney has prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into construction safety. The 18 year old apprentice, Christopher Cassaniti died after a 15  metre high scaffolding collapsed.

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WA Launches Australia’s First Code Of Practice Addressing FIFO Workers’ Mental Health In Resources And Construction Sectors

Fly-in fly-out workers have long been an ‘at-risk’ sector of the workforce and WA is finally doing something about. WA has launched Australia’s first code of practice addressing FIFO workers’ mental health in resources and construction sectors. The code aims

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Elderly Man Suffers Serious Injuries after Falling 3 Metres

An elderly man is in critical condition after falling about 3 metres while working in a shed in Gympie. The man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after the fall. The man, in his 80s was working in

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