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Singaporean Workers Dies after Failing to Secure Harness

A construction worker in Singapore recently died after falling six floors at a construction site. It was discovered that the worker had not secured his safety harness to a life line. The state coroner found that the 51 year old

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Co-Workers Revisit Workers Crush Deaths on Construction Site

Two tradesmen who witnessed the fatal accident that claimed the lives of their workmates on the Jaxon construction in East Perth in 2015 have told a court what happened on that day. Two Irish construction workers were killed when a

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Female Construction Workers Benefit from Industry Opportunities

A recent article on News.com.au highlighted the soaring pay of women in the Australian construction industry. According to reports, female construction workers are benefiting from the boom in construction with pay packets over a hundred thousand dollars. Despite the financial

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Husband and Wife Alleged Ringleaders in Construction Qualification Fraud

A man and woman have been arrested after an investigation revealed that they were the ringleaders behind a scheme issuing fake construction industry trade qualifications to unqualified people for a fee since 2015. The 55 year old man and his

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Falling Debris Crushes Construction Worker on Brooklyn Site

A father of 4 from Newark in New York was recently killed when falling debris crushed him at a building site in Brooklyn, just one day before the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The heartbroken family of the man have called

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US Construction Industry Ranks Highest for Drug Overdose Deaths

While the Australian construction industry battles it’s own depression and drug addiction issues, the US industry is fighting an even greater battle. Construction workers in the USA have the highest mortality rate out of 26 occupations, for heroin and methadone-related

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Shedding Light on Asbestos Issues

Asbestos Awareness Week may have come and gone (19-25 November) but the message to focus on the dangers associated with asbestos lives on. Speaking during the campaign, Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace said Asbestos Awareness Week was a chance

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Victorian Apprentice Killed on the Job

An apprentice has been killed at a Melbourne business recently. It is believed the 20 year old man was working inside an open-ended tank at a Cranbourne West business when he was overcome by fumes in the confined space. WorkSafe

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Why Construction Workers are at A Higher Risk of Traumatic Spinal Injury

Workers in the construction industry, together with those in the transport industries, have been identified as being at a higher risk of traumatic spinal injuries. A team of researchers from The University of NSW Sydney and the University of Sydney

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Statistics Reveal The Most Dangerous Jobs of 2018

SafeWork Australia has revealed which are the most dangerous industries in Australia, according to statistics and so far the transport, postal services and warehousing sector is the most deadly with 29 fatalities this year. Last year the agriculture, forestry and

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