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Fatality Results in $65,000 Fine for Mining Company

A Western Australian mining firm has been fined $65,000 after an electrician was killed at a bauxite site. The electrician was fatally crushed between a lift car and the lift shaft at the Worsley refinery in 2014. The 66 year

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Deadliest Jobs for Men in Australia

While the Australian job market is booming, especially in the trade industries, many people in these industries are struggling. These jobs are lucrative, promising six figure salaries however the men in these jobs are battling with depression and are committing

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Companies Warned to Put Safety First in Lead-up to Festive Season

Companies and employees are being warned to put safety first in the lead-up to Christmas. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munn warned workplaces to pay particular attention to safety as we approach the festive season. Around this time of the year

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Sydney Metro Construction Time-lapse

The Sydney metro project is a massive undertaking which, unless you’re directly involved with its construction in some way or the other, you may not fully comprehend. In this time-lapse video you can get an understanding of what actually goes

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Crane Falls on Home of Elderly Couple who Narrowly Escape Death

An elderly couple in Melbourne are lucky to be alive after a 33 tonne crane fell through the roof of their home. The couple narrowly escaped after the drilling rig smashed into their roof, destroying tiles and causing bricks to

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Road Construction Time-lapse Video

For a look at how roads are constructed and an idea of just how much work actually goes into building our infrastructure watch the time-lapse video below. Road construction is one of the most high risk for the workers involved,

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Construction Hotspot with the Most Cranes in Sydney

The northern suburbs of Sydney are the city’s residential construction hot-spot with a total of 121 cranes dotted around the area. Last month the number of cranes increased by 27. Matthew Harris, managing director of RLB NSW said the northern

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How Queensland Plans to Tackle Workplace Health and Safety Issues

Queensland Work Health and Safety Board, the state’s peak advisory board to the government on work health and safety, has designed a 5 year plan to make WHS in the state safer. The plan comes in response to the recommendations

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Two Companies Fined After Worker Fall

Following the fall of worker on a Sydney construction site, 2 businesses have been slapped with a $200,000 for failing to comply with health and safety laws. The worker fell 2 stories because the site did not have proper safety

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New Toolkit Launched to Improve Health and Safety in NSW

The free Easy to Do Work Health and Safety toolkit has been launched to improve workplace health and safety in NSW. The self-assessment toolkit was released during national Safe Work Month. An independent study in 2017 found that over 40

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