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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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Victorian Building Company Fined for Failure to Provide workers with Safe Work Environment and System of Work

A Victorian building firm was fined $52,000 without conviction for failing to protect workers from fall risks. The incident is a reminder to employers about the importance of providing a safe working environment to workers as well as a safe

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Construction Firm Fined for Painters Fall

A New Zealand construction company has been fined after a painter was injured in the company’s workplace. The painter was a contractor who was completing work at the company’s premises when he was given incorrectly installed mobile scaffolding to work

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Unsafe Scaffolding Fines Issued

Two firms in Melbourne have been hit with fines for unsafe scaffolding, discovered at a Bentleight East work site. The fines totaling $62,000 were issued to the 2 companies, one of which is a scaffolding company who was found guilty

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Man Injured in Scaffolding Fall on Melbourne Site

An incident that occurred in Victoria recently is a reminder to us about work from height safety and the importance of fall protection. A worker has been injured on a construction site in Melbourne after falling more than 4 metres

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Inspection Program Focusses on Scaffold Safety

Over the coming 8 months WorkSafe WA will be embarking on an inspection of workplace safety issues relating to scaffolding. Workplaces around Perth and regional areas will be visited by inspectors, focusing on the priority areas of slips and trips,

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Two Men Fall from Height on Construction Site

An unfortunate accident recently occurred on a Sydney construction site involving 2 workers. The 2 men fell from a scaffolding on Monday morning and had to be rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition. The

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Worker Freed after Construction Site Fall

A construction worker was recently rescued by MFB crews after falling several metres at a building site in Melbourne. Fire crews attended the CBD building site and a spokesperson confirmed they were attending to a “high angle rescue” after a

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Scaffolding Non-compliance an Issue in The ACT

An audit of scaffolding on construction sites in Canberra have revealed serious non-compliance issues, particularly a lack of protection from falls. The audit by WorkSafe ACT found that only one in five scaffolds on commercial sites were fully compliant with

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Bobcat Incident Lands Construction Worker in Hospital

A construction accident at a retirement village in Canberra’s south left one construction worker injured and having to undergo surgery after being crushed by a bobcat. The incident occurred at a Kambah building site, where the Marigal retirement village is

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