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Female Traffic Controllers Get Challenged Less Than Males

We often hear about the struggles women in the construction industry are forced to overcome but we seldom hear much good. One area of the industry where positive changes are being seen is on road construction sites where female traffic

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One Dead after Falling from Roof in Central Victoria

Falls from height are still the most common cause of serious workplace health and safety incidents, despite these accidents being avoidable if the proper fall protection controls are utilised. The latest tragic incident involved a man in central Victoria who

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Company to Introduce Excavators with Self-driving Tech

A start-up tech construction company wants to modify excavators for construction with self-driving technology. The technology is meant to do the basic tasks of drivers so that human drivers can concern themselves with more complex tasks. The company says this

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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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