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Man Injured After Construction Site Fall

A man fell off a roof at a construction site in Berry and had to be rushed to hospital. Paramedics were called after a man fell 3 metres on a site at Hitchcocks Lane, near Huntingdale Park Road. A NSW

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Man Injured when Crane Tips

A crane tipped over on a construction site in the Gold Coast at Coomera. Ambulance paramedics were called to the scene to treat a man who had suffered minor injuries due to the crane tipping over. He was treated at

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Australia’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Annually hundreds of Australians die due to work-related incidents, so it’s interesting to note which are the most high risk industries in terms of fatalities. Finder.com.au the leading comparison website has compiled a list of the nation’s most dangerous jobs,

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Nine People Killed in Building Collapse in India

Two multi-storey buildings have collapsed in New Delhi, India, claiming the lives of at least 9 people. Rescuers found 9 bodies as they cleared the mounds of rubble following the collapse. More than 100 rescuers were involved in the operation

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Worksafe Victoria Warns Of The Dangers Of Working On Live Switchboards Or Circuits

WorkSafe Victoria is once again reminding businesses, contractors and workers about the importance of safety when working with live switchboards or circuits. Employers must also be especially careful about the safety of apprentices. These young workers must be properly trained

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Melbourne Takes the Lead for Housing Construction

The residential construction industry in Melbourne has officially surpassed Sydney as the epicentre of the nation’s housing construction boom. New research from the Housing industry Association (HIA) revealed that 12 of the 20 residential construction “hotspots” were located in Melbourne

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SafeWork SA Reminds People Working with Spray Paint to Make Safety a Priority

An incident is being investigated by SafeWork SA following a fire that broke out in a spray booth at a business in Pooraka. Workers were spraying at the time. Reports say one worker had been smoking while a spray gun

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The ACT New Health and Safety Legislation

The ACT government has introduced new work health and safety legislation in  the Legislative Assembly which will mean more worker training and consultation on major construction sites, when it comes into effect. The amendment will relate to major construction projects

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WorkSafe Vic Breaks Down Industry Injury Hotspots Job by Job

A useful WorkSafe resource helps you find out the most common injuries for your specific industry and job. The tool provides information on the most common injuries sustained from the most common hazards associated with various jobs. This is good

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Road Workers Subject to Road Rage and Abuse

In addition to the health and safety risks associated with road construction sites, workers are also being subjected to road rage and abuse from motorists in the Tweed Shire district. The Tweed Shire Council recently reminded motorists to be patient

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