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Tougher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences in WA

Western Australia recently implemented tougher penalties for workplace safety offences, which are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act. The laws introduced increase the maximum imprisonment term from 2 to 5 years and fines for body corporate

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Families Need Support After Workplace Deaths

A recent article on Canberratimes.com.au highlighted the importance of support for families following the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident. Since 2008, 10 industrial fatalities have occurred in Canberra, one of them the death of Ben

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The Worst Construction Mistakes of 2018

Here are some of the worst things you can try with heavy equipment on a construction site. This is why not just anyone should be let lose on a construction site especially not behind the wheel. It’s important that everyone

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WorkSafe Vic and Safework NSW Cross Border Construction Target Falls

WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have embarked on a cross border construction inspection program targeting the prevention of falls. Inspectors visited sites in Mildura between 18 June and 22 June, identifying breaches and discussing similarities and differences between the health

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Safety Lapses That Led to Workplace Injury Results in Fines for WA Company and Director

A company and director from WA have been fined $327,500 over an incident that happened 2 years ago in Esperance which resulted in the serious injury of a 17 year old worker. The firm was fined $225,000 for failure to

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Fire Erupts At Luxury Apartment Construction Site

Yet another building fire has erupted and this time at an apartment building under construction in Sydney’s south west. The building went up in flames overnight while it was unoccupied. Police are investigating whether the blaze was deliberately set with

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Video Shows Massive Construction Truck Haul

If watching extreme oversized construction equipment in action is your thing, you’ll love this video of how they are transported. These trucks are hauling the biggest construction heavy equipment around. Let’s see how they do it.

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Worker Hit as Car Plows Through WorkSite

A drunk driver has run over a construction worker at a road work site in Sydney’s northwest, leaving the victim in hospital with serious injuries. The 59 year old worker was flown to hospital for treatment of critical injuries including

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Bullying of Subcontractors Addressed by State Government in South Australia

The South Australian government is cracking down on the bullying of subcontractors seeking payment by principal or head contractors. Under proposed new changes, head and principal contractors face fines of up to $50,000 for individuals or $250,000 for companies and

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Cranes Erupt Across Cairns Skyline

The Cairns skyline is dotted with cranes, signalling healthy construction activity. Among the projects responsible are the inner city development boom by hotel magnate Ghassan Aboud. This is also good news for employment with the 3 Crystalbrook Collection projects creating

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