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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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Mysterious Construction Site Death

An investigation is underway into the death of an unidentified man at a London construction site. The man fell into a deep trench at a Canary Wharf site, reports said and the death was not being treated as suspicious. The

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Construction Worker Injured by Drill

A construction worker at a construction site near Movie World on the Gold Coast has been admitted to hospital after being impaled by a drill in a tragic accident. The 42 year old male worker impaled himself by accident, while

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Worker Freed after Construction Site Fall

A construction worker was recently rescued by MFB crews after falling several metres at a building site in Melbourne. Fire crews attended the CBD building site and a spokesperson confirmed they were attending to a “high angle rescue” after a

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Worker Severely Injured in Construction Accident

Work on a building site can be dangerous as we well know, which is why construction safety training is of the utmost importance, including general construction induction safety training known as the White Card. It is also up to the

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Construction Wins $1.9m Payout for Injury

A worker from Canberra has won a $1.9 million payout after suffering a fall that caused him to break his back. The worker fell 5 metres into a shaft during the construction of the Nishi building. The court heard that

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Truck Driver Death Results in $275K Fine for Company

A towing company has been convicted and fined $275,000 for an accident which claimed the life of one of its workers. The incident occurred when the worker was loading a boom crane onto a parked truck and was struck and

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Company Fined $65,000 for Illegal Disposal of Waste

A company has been fined $65,000 for incorrectly disposing of waste materials, after demolishing Department of Defence housing in Darwin. The company appeared in Darwin Local Court where it pleaded guilty to obstructing an authorised officer and polluting the environment.

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