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Worker Killed in Sydney Scaffolding Collapse

A teenage worker on a Sydney construction site was crushed to death and his workmate critically injured after a scaffolding collapse. The 18 year old formworker who could not be accessed initially by paramedics died a few hours after the

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Construction Worker Injured in Forklift Incident

In another serious workplace accident, a construction worker was injured after the forklift he was driving rolled on top of him. The accident happened at a work site on Sydney’s north shore. Four NSW Ambulance crews and a specialist operations

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All-Girls High School Students Favouring Degrees in Construction

Research from the University of Technology (UTS) for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) revealed that students from both all-girls government and non-government schools were more likely to be offered enrolment in Construction Project Management university degrees. Researchers

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Tougher Penalties Called for to Curb NT’s High Workplace Fatalities Rate

A review of the Northern Territory’s workplace health and safety practices has revealed the need for tougher penalties to address the high rate of workplace fatalities. An independent review, authored by Tim Lyons, recommended the NT introduce industrial manslaughter laws,

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Silicosis Death Prompts Fear of Epidemic

The death of a Queensland worker from silicosis, has prompted fears of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases of silicosis among tradies has begun to emerge. Anthony White is believed to be the first tradesman in Australia

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Watch the Amazing Construction Time-lapse of Dubai From 2012 to 2016

Dubai is a modern marvel, having transformed out of virtually nothing into a thriving metropolis in the middle of the desert. With an overwhelming number of skyscrapers let’s watch this timelapse video of Dubai’s amazing transformation from 2012 to 2016.

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Man on Elevated Work Platform Dies after Making Contact with Live Powelines

A man has been killed while working from an elevated work platform, after making contact with live overhead power-lines. The incident happened in Hughesdale in Melbourne’s south-east, outside a house near Oakleigh Station. While the circumstances surrounding the incident are

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Man Dies After Falling into Machinery at Quarry

Another fatal workplace accident has taken place, this time at a quarry in South Australia. A man has died after falling into heavy machinery at the quarry in  the South East of the state. Paramedics were called to  the scene,

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Queensland Government Says 100 Workers in the State have Silicosis

The Queensland Government says almost 100 workers in the state have been diagnosed with silicosis, the deadly lung disease. The state government said its up to employers to protect the health of their workers. At least 98 workers in Queensland

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Beware Falling Objects on Work Sites

The risk of falling objects on construction sites is a serious one which all employers should be aware of and address in order to ensure the safety of workers and the general public. WorkSafe Victoria issued a warning recently about

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