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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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Female Construction Workers Benefit from Industry Opportunities

A recent article on News.com.au highlighted the soaring pay of women in the Australian construction industry. According to reports, female construction workers are benefiting from the boom in construction with pay packets over a hundred thousand dollars. Despite the financial

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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Proves a Success

SafeWork inspectors say the NSW Construction safety blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights was a success. The 12 month long blitz resulted in 1258 notices being issued to stop work or improve work processes. Inspectors made 1000 visits to

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Husband and Wife Alleged Ringleaders in Construction Qualification Fraud

A man and woman have been arrested after an investigation revealed that they were the ringleaders behind a scheme issuing fake construction industry trade qualifications to unqualified people for a fee since 2015. The 55 year old man and his

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Why Construction Workers are at A Higher Risk of Traumatic Spinal Injury

Workers in the construction industry, together with those in the transport industries, have been identified as being at a higher risk of traumatic spinal injuries. A team of researchers from The University of NSW Sydney and the University of Sydney

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