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Search For Qualified Staff Delays ACT Construction Industry Changes

The ACT’s planning directorate says an overhaul of the state’s construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be finished until 2020. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman announced the suite of building reforms

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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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Man Killed in Perth Construction Accident

A construction worker has been killed in an accident on a site in Perth’s western suburbs. The man fell into a trench filled with water about 3 metres deep and became trapped. Co-workers attempted to rescue the man at the

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Two Companies Fined After Worker Fall

Following the fall of worker on a Sydney construction site, 2 businesses have been slapped with a $200,000 for failing to comply with health and safety laws. The worker fell 2 stories because the site did not have proper safety

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Tougher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences in WA

Western Australia recently implemented tougher penalties for workplace safety offences, which are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act. The laws introduced increase the maximum imprisonment term from 2 to 5 years and fines for body corporate

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97 Workplace Deaths in 2018

According to the latest Safe Work Australia figures, 97 Australians were killed at work in 2018. The figures are based upon media reports and are a preliminary estimate of workplace fatalities across Australia. The top three industries with the most

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Construction Workers Discover 5000 Year old Community

It seems construction workers in Korca in southeastern Albania have discovered a 5000 year old community with about 1000 layered graves. Workers were undergoing excavation at the site in an area that makes up a rich agricultural basin. They were

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Tips to Protecting Your Vision On-site

While wearing protective eyewear is something we’re advised to do when conducting certain tasks on the construction site, it is something that is often seen as a discomfort if not a hassle, but once you’ve witnessed eye trauma you’d recognise

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Statistics Reveal The Most Dangerous Jobs of 2018

SafeWork Australia has revealed which are the most dangerous industries in Australia, according to statistics and so far the transport, postal services and warehousing sector is the most deadly with 29 fatalities this year. Last year the agriculture, forestry and

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Construction Firm Gets $400k Fine following Workplace Deaths

A Brisbane construction firm has been issued a $405,000 fine for the deaths of 2 workers who were crushed by a concrete slab in October 2016. The incident occurred at Eagle Farm Racecourse when 2 concrete slabs toppled over at

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