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Worker Killed in Sydney Scaffolding Collapse

A teenage worker on a Sydney construction site was crushed to death and his workmate critically injured after a scaffolding collapse. The 18 year old formworker who could not be accessed initially by paramedics died a few hours after the

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Silicosis Death Prompts Fear of Epidemic

The death of a Queensland worker from silicosis, has prompted fears of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases of silicosis among tradies has begun to emerge. Anthony White is believed to be the first tradesman in Australia

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Man Dies After Falling into Machinery at Quarry

Another fatal workplace accident has taken place, this time at a quarry in South Australia. A man has died after falling into heavy machinery at the quarry in  the South East of the state. Paramedics were called to  the scene,

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Worker Electrocuted on Sydney Factory Rooftop

A 24 year old man was electrocuted while working on a roof at a factory in Sydney’s south-west. The man was working alongside 4 other workers when the fatal incident occurred. Emergency crews were called to the factory at Moorebank

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Worker Electrocuted While Trimming Trees

Another electrocution incident has taken place, this time at a site in Melbourne’s south east. A man has died after being electrocuted by power-lines while trimming trees. According to reports the 26 year old man was killed when the cherry

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Work in Heat

A recent post on CanberraTimes.com.au highlighted that workers involved in Canberra’s light rail network construction had to work in near-40 degree heat recently and that the construction union is calling for laws that force workers to stop working when the

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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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Man Hospitalised Following Ladder Fall

It’s concerning that ladder falls are still so common across all industries and particularly on home construction sites. The latest serious incident involved a man in Northern New South Wales who had to be airlifted to hospital after falling. The

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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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Construction Company Fined Following Trench Collapse Death

A trench collapse incident which resulted in 2 deaths in March last year has resulted in the civil construction company involved being charged. Two Ballarat workers were killed when the trench they were working in collapsed and the company was

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