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Worker Killed in Sydney Scaffolding Collapse

A teenage worker on a Sydney construction site was crushed to death and his workmate critically injured after a scaffolding collapse. The 18 year old formworker who could not be accessed initially by paramedics died a few hours after the

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Civil Construction Company Fined over Roller Death

The devastating consequences of failing to provide a safe work environment and safe system of work has been highlighted by an incident that happened in 2017. A Brooklyn civil construction firm has been charged by WorkSafe over the death of

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Construction Worker Injured in Forklift Incident

In another serious workplace accident, a construction worker was injured after the forklift he was driving rolled on top of him. The accident happened at a work site on Sydney’s north shore. Four NSW Ambulance crews and a specialist operations

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Tougher Penalties Called for to Curb NT’s High Workplace Fatalities Rate

A review of the Northern Territory’s workplace health and safety practices has revealed the need for tougher penalties to address the high rate of workplace fatalities. An independent review, authored by Tim Lyons, recommended the NT introduce industrial manslaughter laws,

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Silicosis Death Prompts Fear of Epidemic

The death of a Queensland worker from silicosis, has prompted fears of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases of silicosis among tradies has begun to emerge. Anthony White is believed to be the first tradesman in Australia

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NSW Government Partnership Provides Help for Regional Workers with Mental Health Issues

The NSW Government in partnership with the Black Dog Institute has launched a program to offer mental health skills training to regionally based workers. Regional workers were identified as “at risk” when it comes to mental illness and high rates

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Man on Elevated Work Platform Dies after Making Contact with Live Powelines

A man has been killed while working from an elevated work platform, after making contact with live overhead power-lines. The incident happened in Hughesdale in Melbourne’s south-east, outside a house near Oakleigh Station. While the circumstances surrounding the incident are

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Man Dies After Falling into Machinery at Quarry

Another fatal workplace accident has taken place, this time at a quarry in South Australia. A man has died after falling into heavy machinery at the quarry in  the South East of the state. Paramedics were called to  the scene,

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Queensland Government Says 100 Workers in the State have Silicosis

The Queensland Government says almost 100 workers in the state have been diagnosed with silicosis, the deadly lung disease. The state government said its up to employers to protect the health of their workers. At least 98 workers in Queensland

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New Zealand’s High Construction Suicide Rate to be Investigated

Similarly to Australia, New Zealand’s construction industry is struggling with the issue of mental health problems and a high suicide rate. A study by the Building Research Association found that 6.9 per cent of overall suicides were in the construction

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