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Young Worker Loses 4 Fingers First Day on the Job

Although this incident didn’t happen on an Australian work site I found it particularly interesting because it highlights the vulnerability of young and new workers on high risk work sites and should serve as a warning to employers about the need

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Mobile Platform Fatalities Up on Construction Sites

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can provide a safe way of working at height for construction workers. These MEWPs allow workers to reach the task quickly and easily and save both time and money, being utilised both indoors and outdoors

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Avoiding Vehicle Crashes on Construction Sites

Road construction zones are commonly the site of vehicle crashes which often claim the lives of workers on the site and drivers. The main causes of deaths and injuries at construction zones are speeding traffic and driver inattention. Unfortunately there

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“Hit-by” Accidents Increasing on WorkSites

One of the most unexpected and serious accidents that happen on construction sites is when workers are hit by falling objects, sometimes these falling objects can cause serious, even fatal injuries. One of the risks that employers need to assess

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Road Construction Worker Killed by Passing Vehicle

The risk associated with road construction  works has once again come under the spotlight following an accident which claimed the life of a construction worker on a Canadian Highway. The worker was a member of a Department of Transport and

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