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Falling Debris Crushes Construction Worker on Brooklyn Site

A father of 4 from Newark in New York was recently killed when falling debris crushed him at a building site in Brooklyn, just one day before the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The heartbroken family of the man have called

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Worker’s Death Leads to Fine for Sydney Plumbers

A Sydney plumbing business has been issued with a $75,000 fine after one of it’s workers fell through a warehouse roof in January 2016 and died. The employee, a 61 year old man was replacing asbestos roof sheeting and installing

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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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Worker Dies in Trench Accident in Victoria

Tragedy has struck on a Melbourne construction site, claiming the life of a worker who fell into a trench on the Springridge housing estate. The man was working in the suburb of Wallan 45km from the city in a trench

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Man Crushed After Heavy Vehicle Falls in Workplace Accident

A construction worker is in a serious condition in hospital after a workplace incident at a renovation site in Helesvale that reminds us of the risk of falling objects on building sites. The 22 year old worker suffered serious spinal

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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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Perth Airport Tunnel Accident – Worker Fighting for His Life

A horrible accident has taken place inside Perth’s new airport rail tunnel, leaving a construction worker fighting for his life. A 35 year old construction worker suffered major facial injuries after a high pressure air pipe exploded and hit him

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Families Need Support After Workplace Deaths

A recent article on Canberratimes.com.au highlighted the importance of support for families following the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident. Since 2008, 10 industrial fatalities have occurred in Canberra, one of them the death of Ben

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Co-worker Support Crucial to Health

According to research conducted by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom and Stockholm University, there is a clear link between the health of employees and their satisfaction with their treatment by their employer. According to researchers,

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Construction Worker Death Inquest Begins

The coronial inquest into the death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo has begun. Mr Castillo-Riffo died in 2014 while working on a scissor lift in a confined space at the Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site. The inquest has heard that

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