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Company Fined over 2 Workers Deaths in 2018

Following the deaths of 2 workers in Ballarat last year, who died when a trench they were working in collapsed, the civil construction company involved has been charged. The company was charged for failing to maintain battering or benching of

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Worker Dies in Trench Accident in Victoria

Tragedy has struck on a Melbourne construction site, claiming the life of a worker who fell into a trench on the Springridge housing estate. The man was working in the suburb of Wallan 45km from the city in a trench

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Trench Collapse At Construction Site Lands Worker in Hospital

The risks associated with work in trenches has once again been highlighted by an incident at the NorthConnex construction site, where a worker in his twenties was hospitalised after a trench wall collapsed on him. The man suffered back injuries

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Importance of Trench Controls

An accident that happened on a construction site in Coomera last month, highlights once again the risks associated with trench work and the importance of controls. The worker involved was left with serious pelvic injuries after an 8 metre trench

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Construction Time-lapse Video shows Trench Work in Progress

Arguably the biggest risk involved with trench work is the risk of the trench collapsing. That is why during this stage of construction safety is paramount. Watch as trench work is carried on a construction site in this video. Can

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Construction Safety: A Lesson in Trench Shoring

Open excavations and trenches present a real hazard on a construction site and often workers on the site fall victim to trench collapses etc. Here is a list of shoring options to help prevent injuries relating to excavations and trenches:

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Young Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

The risk involved with working in trenches has just been highlighted by an accident which took place in Baltimore in The United States. Often we hear of workers being trapped or injured while engaging in trench work. The biggest risk

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