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Australia’s 5th Construction Death This Year Prompts Calls for Review

Another construction death has taken place, involving an apprentice at a Sydney construction site, prompting renewed calls for a review into construction scaffolding safety. The NSW workplace safety watchdog embarked on a year-long crackdown last year and visited over 1000

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Roadworkers in New Zealand Down Tools to Reflect on Health and Safety

New Zealand roadworkers have temporarily downed tools in an attempt to bring attention to health and safety after 4 workplace fatalities in February, the NZ Transport Agency said in a statement. The “Pause for Health and Safety Day” involved workers

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Melbourne Company Fined over Alleged Health And Safety Failures Leading to Death

A civil construction company has been charged over alleged failure to protect the health and safety of a worker who was crushed to death by a road roller in Mildura in October 2017. The 58 year old man was helping

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Man Falls 3 Metres While Replacing Roof Sheeting

A man was recently hospitalised after falling through a roof at Pennant Hills. It is believed that the 45 year old man was replacing the roof’s skylight sheeting when he fell about 3 metres onto the deck below. He suffered

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Construction Worker Loses A Foot in Victorian Building Site Accident

A terrible workplace accident has claimed the foot of a construction worker at a Melbourne construction site. The 40 year old construction worker was working on an external lift at a luxury apartment development in West Melbourne when the incident

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Cool Time-lapse Video Shows Building Constructed

Watch as a huge building rises from the ground up. Although constructing a building like this takes countless man-hours, materials and equipment, we can watch it being built from start to finish in a matter of minutes.    

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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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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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Unions Call for Action following Site Concrete Fall

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is calling for urgent action following an incident where a concrete slab fell 17 metres at a Braddon construction site. While there were no injuries, the falling prefabricated panel crushed a parked

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