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Worker Killed on Work Site

Another workplace fatality has taken place in Queensland, this time at a business at Cobalt Street in Carole Park. It is believed a worker became trapped between machinery and was crushed to death. Emergency personnel were called to the scene,

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Building Industry Worker Fatally Injured

Precast construction panels have become popular in the building industry, failitating quicker and more affordable construction. But the production of these panels carries its own risks. Recently a man was killed on the first day back at work in an

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Another Construction Fatality Recorded

Yet another fatality has taken place in the construction industry. This time a plumber was killed after falling from a Brisbane roof top. The Queensland man in his fifties was killed when he fell and sustained injuries to his head.

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Construction Industry Has Third Highest Fatality Rate

This year, more than 100 people have lost their lives on the job with 14 fatalities coming from the construction industry. The construction industry is the third on the list for workplace fatalities this year, according to statistics from Safe

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Tourist Falls to His Death on Brisbane Construction Site

The body of a tourist has been discovered on a construction site in Brisbane. The man is thought to have fallen from a height on the site and died, however why he was on the site in the first place

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Electrician dies on Vic site

Another fatality has occurred in Victoria, this time a 25 year old electrician has died while working on a house renovation in the town of Yallourn North in Gippsland. The young electrician’s death occurred just 7 hours after another accident

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Mobile Platform Fatalities Up on Construction Sites

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can provide a safe way of working at height for construction workers. These MEWPs allow workers to reach the task quickly and easily and save both time and money, being utilised both indoors and outdoors

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Electrical Arc Flashes and their risks

A hazard that workers on construction sites should become familiar with are Arc Flashes. An arc flash is something that occurs as a result of an electrical fault generating an arc that ionizes the air, leading to combustion. Surprisingly arc

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Construction Industry Fatality Rate Reflects High Risks

The construction sector despite being one of the most lucrative and promising in Oz (with huge expected growth over the next 3 years), is also one of the most risky.  Recent statistics reflected in the January-June 2012 Notified Fatalities Report

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Construction Giants Safety Failings Discussed

One construction company that has been at the centre of a lot of contention within the construction industry, especially among workers and the CFMEU is Grocon. A number of incidents which occurred on the construction giant’s sites have made national

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