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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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Worker Hospitalised After Excavator Incident

The risks involved with operating an excavator have been highlighted by an incident on a construction site in Queensland recently. A worker has been hospitalised after being crushed by an excavator at a construction site in south east Queensland. The

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Construction Contractor Killed in Perth

The construction industry remains one of the most high risk in Australia, which is why General Construction Safety Training (The White Card Course) is mandatory for all construction workers. The most recent fatality occurred in Western Australia where a construction

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Construction Worker Death Inquest Begins

The coronial inquest into the death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo has begun. Mr Castillo-Riffo died in 2014 while working on a scissor lift in a confined space at the Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site. The inquest has heard that

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Excavator Incident Prompts Safety Alert

An excavator incident prompted a safety alert from WorkSafe New Zealand, on managing ground instability hazards. The incident that led to the alert involved an excavator operator excavating coal when a rock fall took place. The excavator was struck and

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Truck Driver Death Results in $275K Fine for Company

A towing company has been convicted and fined $275,000 for an accident which claimed the life of one of its workers. The incident occurred when the worker was loading a boom crane onto a parked truck and was struck and

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Wooden House Slotted into Place

If you’re interested in wooden construction, here is a video showing a cool building technique where the wooden pieces slot into place.

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Construction Firm Fined after Near Miss

A building giant has been fined $280,000 due to major safety violations discovered by safety regulator Comcare after a 2012 crash which almost killed a worker on the site. The incident happened at a major roadway construction site between a

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Digging into Live Electricity Cables – Awareness Campaign Launched

Over the past 2 years only one in four workers that reported underground cable strikes had Dial-Before-You-Dig plans, as is required under NSW law. This combined with a 65% rise in underground cable strikes in the Sydney region over the

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Fire Erupts on Katherine Construction Site

We need to ensure that our sites are safe and secure, even when we aren’t at work because not only can construction sites become a risk to public health and safety, but criminals can set work on sites back dramatically

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