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Builders Warn of Global Construction Skills Shortage

Australian’s home building sector through Housing Industry Association’s Harley Dale has expressed concern over a looming skills shortage. The HIA has called for a separate contractor visa to be introduced which could bring workers into Australia for building construction projects

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Four Killed as Crane Collapses on Seattle Building Site

Four people were killed in a construction crane collapse on a busy Seattle street. A few other people were hospitalised after the construction crane fell onto a street in downtown Seattle on a Saturday afternoon. The building is Google’s new

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Worker Crushed under Dump Truck – Company Fined

Following an incident in June 2016 when a worker was crushed under a dump truck, an earthmoving company was fined $90,000. The man was crushed underneath the body of the dump truck while trying to repair it. The 26 year

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Safety Review of the Industry Demanded after Death of 18 Year Old Apprentice in Scaffolding Incident

The fatal accident involving an 18 year old apprentice at a construction site in Sydney has prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into construction safety. The 18 year old apprentice, Christopher Cassaniti died after a 15  metre high scaffolding collapsed.

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WA Launches Australia’s First Code Of Practice Addressing FIFO Workers’ Mental Health In Resources And Construction Sectors

Fly-in fly-out workers have long been an ‘at-risk’ sector of the workforce and WA is finally doing something about. WA has launched Australia’s first code of practice addressing FIFO workers’ mental health in resources and construction sectors. The code aims

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Construction Worker Survives Horrendous Accident

A construction worker is lucky to be alive after surviving a horrendous accident on a worksite in Central India. The 21 year old man was at work when he plummeted into a well and was impaled by a long iron

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Construction Accident Leads to Amputation for One Worker

A 40 year old construction worker’s life will never be the same after a horrific workplace accident in Melbourne’s west recently resulted in amputation. The man had to have his foot amputated after being rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in

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45 Year Old Man Hospitalised After Falling Through Roof

Work from height continues to be a  major concern in the workplace despite the fact falls are avoidable if the proper precautions are taken. A recent incident involved a 45 year old man who was transported to hospital after falling

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Worker Killed while Working on Power-lines in Sydney

A man was killed while working on powerlines in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Paramedics were called to the scene where their attended to the man before transporting him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. He died the

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Australia’s 5th Construction Death This Year Prompts Calls for Review

Another construction death has taken place, involving an apprentice at a Sydney construction site, prompting renewed calls for a review into construction scaffolding safety. The NSW workplace safety watchdog embarked on a year-long crackdown last year and visited over 1000

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