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56 Australians Killed At Work This Year So far

According to SafeWork Australia, there have already been 56 workplace fatalities on Australian work sites at a cost of $61.8billion to the Australian economy. In the construction industry, 9 workers have lost their lives on the job, the third highest

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Eleven People Killed in Elevator Crash

A construction accident in northern China has claimed the lives of 11 people and 2 others were injured when a lift fell. The incident happened at a residential development construction site in the Taocheng district of Hengshui, Hebei province. The

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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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New Zealand’s High Construction Suicide Rate to be Investigated

Similarly to Australia, New Zealand’s construction industry is struggling with the issue of mental health problems and a high suicide rate. A study by the Building Research Association found that 6.9 per cent of overall suicides were in the construction

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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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Managing Silica on Construction Sites

Silicosis is a serious disease that is affecting an alarming number of tradies. If you haven’t taken precautions to ensure workers are protected from the hazards associated with construction dust, you need to watch this video.

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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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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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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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Sydney Construction Incident Leaves Man with Serious Injuries

A construction worker had to be rescued after falling from a ladder at a construction site in Sydney’s north. A dramatic rescue ensued as five NSW Ambulance units were called to the St Ives site to free the worker. The

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