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WorkSafe ACT Investigating Serious Braddon Site Incident

WorkSafe ACT responded to an incident at a high risk construction site in Braddon recently following reports of a collapse on the site. Prefabricated concrete panels had collapsed in a lift shaft. According to reports, one panel fell 7 metres

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Company Fined $125K Following Serious Apprentice Injury

A 4th year apprentice diesel fitter was seriously injured in an incident at a sand and gravel business, while working on an electrical fault in the engine of a backhoe.He was being supervised by an experienced fitter/mechanic and was working

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Melbourne Construction Reaches Record Highs

Melbourne construction has reached record highs with $38 billion in building projects approved across the state of Victoria. According to the latest figures from the Victorian Building Authority, 114,800 building permits were issued across Victoria in the last financial year.

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Construction Firm Gets $400k Fine following Workplace Deaths

A Brisbane construction firm has been issued a $405,000 fine for the deaths of 2 workers who were crushed by a concrete slab in October 2016. The incident occurred at Eagle Farm Racecourse when 2 concrete slabs toppled over at

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Worker Injured in Sydney Metro Northwest rail project

A tradeworker has been injured while working on the Sydney Metro Northwest rail project. The man, a bricklayer was injured after falling 8 metres at the construction site. He was working at the Castle Hill railway station site, part of

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Australians Encouraged to Think About Workplace Safety This October

Australians are being encouraged to take a moment to think about workplace safety this October, in Safe Work’s National Safe Work Month. Safe Work Australia Chair Diane Smith-Gander reminded all Australians in all workplaces that a safety incident can happen

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One Killed and Two Injured in Melbourne Crane Accident

A horrific construction accident has taken place on a Melbourne construction site resulting in the death of a worker and two more being injured. Paramedics were called to the scene to find 2 men submerged and trapped in concrete after

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October is National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month, a month to observe workplace health and safety – an initiative started by Safe Work Australia in 2008. It was originally planned to develop national policy and guidance for workplace health and safety and

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Young Tradies High Silicosis Risk, Doctors Warned

Doctors have been urged to check young tradeworkers for signs of silicosis after lawyers have become inundated with calls from concerned tradies about the condition. Silicosis is a life-threatening lung disease caused by inhaled silica particles. The lawyers are now

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Poster Campaign Targets Mental Health Issues On Site

Two organisations Target Tradies and Black Dog Institute have teamed up for a new campaign to deliver positive mental health messages to construction workers throughout Australia. The campaign is important given that workers in the construction industry are at a

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