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Falling Pipe Claims Man’s Life in Townsville, Queensland.

A man has died after he was struck by a steel pipe at an engineering construction company site at Townsville. Despite emergency services being called to the site, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The worker, believed to

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Queenslanders Urged to Prioritise Electrical Safety

People in Queensland were recently reminded by Ergon Energy to be cautious when working in their yards due to the risks of contact with underground or overhead electrical cables around properties. Whether pruning trees or cutting bushes, painting roofs or

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Progress Being made on Sydney’s WestConnex Means it Could Open Soon

The M4 East tunnel in Sydney may be opening soon to drivers according to reports. Workers have apparently made significant progress on the tunnel which is 5.5 km long. It stretches from the existing M4 to the City West Link

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View the Updated Work Related Fatality Figures

The latest Safe Work Australia fatality figures have been released and it indicates that 118 people have died on Australian work sites in 2018. The industry with the most fatalities was once again the transport, postal and warehousing industry with

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3D Concrete Printing Could Revolutionise Building Design

3D Concrete printing has been hailed as the latest innovation in construction which some predict could revolutionise the industry. One of the reasons people are excited about the prospects of 3D Concrete building homes is the cost benefits. Construction currently

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These Are The Tallest Buildings on the Planet Now

When it comes to the world’s tallest buildings there’s one country that’s leading the race – China, having completed 88 buildings over 200 metres in 2018. According to research by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 143

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Victorian Building Company Fined for Failure to Provide workers with Safe Work Environment and System of Work

A Victorian building firm was fined $52,000 without conviction for failing to protect workers from fall risks. The incident is a reminder to employers about the importance of providing a safe working environment to workers as well as a safe

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SafeWork Blitz Outcomes Acheived

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction industry blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights has achieved its intended outcome of improving working at heights safety and compliance. According to Tony Williams, SafeWork NSW Executive Director, inspectors visited 1000 sites

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Labourer Dies After Falling from Ladder on Residential Site

A labourer at a residential site in Bendigo has died after falling from a ladder. The 21 year old man was working on a ladder which was placed against the outside of a single storey property in Kennington, a Bendigo

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Home Owners Blamed WestConnex Construction for Cracked Walls

Following complaints that the WestConnex project in Sydney was causing physical and mental ailments in residents, a resident has blamed the project for a gaping crack in the wall of his home. The man said he heard the loud splitting

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