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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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Construction Worker Injured in Forklift Incident

In another serious workplace accident, a construction worker was injured after the forklift he was driving rolled on top of him. The accident happened at a work site on Sydney’s north shore. Four NSW Ambulance crews and a specialist operations

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All-Girls High School Students Favouring Degrees in Construction

Research from the University of Technology (UTS) for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) revealed that students from both all-girls government and non-government schools were more likely to be offered enrolment in Construction Project Management university degrees. Researchers

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New Zealand’s High Construction Suicide Rate to be Investigated

Similarly to Australia, New Zealand’s construction industry is struggling with the issue of mental health problems and a high suicide rate. A study by the Building Research Association found that 6.9 per cent of overall suicides were in the construction

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Dodgy Building Certifiers The Target of Latest NSW Crackdown

The NSW Government announced it would be cracking down on dodgy building certifiers after a crack was found in a precast concrete panel inside Sydney’s Opal Tower. The discovery resulted in an emergency evacuation due to fears that the building

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Company Fined over 2 Workers Deaths in 2018

Following the deaths of 2 workers in Ballarat last year, who died when a trench they were working in collapsed, the civil construction company involved has been charged. The company was charged for failing to maintain battering or benching of

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WorkSafe Urges Employers to Ensure Workers Protection in the Heat

WorkSafe Victoria reminded employers in the state’s north to take measures to protect workers in prolonged extreme heat. Summer isn’t over yet so its important our efforts to keep workers safe in the heat continue especially where workers have to

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Singaporean Workers Dies after Failing to Secure Harness

A construction worker in Singapore recently died after falling six floors at a construction site. It was discovered that the worker had not secured his safety harness to a life line. The state coroner found that the 51 year old

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Co-Workers Revisit Workers Crush Deaths on Construction Site

Two tradesmen who witnessed the fatal accident that claimed the lives of their workmates on the Jaxon construction in East Perth in 2015 have told a court what happened on that day. Two Irish construction workers were killed when a

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Put Safety First in Construction This Year

The new year is well underway and sadly there has already been a number of deaths on Australian worksites and many more injured. But it’s not too late to start making safety the top priority and avoiding further injuries and

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