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Worker Injured as Steel Falls from Crane

We should never neglect the risks associated with lifting goods on construction sites, as we’ve seen happen often on construction sites lately. The latest incident happened on an Auckland site when a construction worker was critically injured after steel being

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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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Falling Pipe Claims Man’s Life in Townsville, Queensland.

A man has died after he was struck by a steel pipe at an engineering construction company site at Townsville. Despite emergency services being called to the site, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The worker, believed to

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Fatal Jaxon Construction Accident Case- Former Site Manager Cleared

Remember the horrific construction accident in 2015 which claimed the lives of 2 Irish tradies in East Perth, well their former site manager has been cleared of all charges related to the incident. The man was cleared by a magistrate

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View the Updated Work Related Fatality Figures

The latest Safe Work Australia fatality figures have been released and it indicates that 118 people have died on Australian work sites in 2018. The industry with the most fatalities was once again the transport, postal and warehousing industry with

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Put Safety First in Construction This Year

The new year is well underway and sadly there has already been a number of deaths on Australian worksites and many more injured. But it’s not too late to start making safety the top priority and avoiding further injuries and

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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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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Proves a Success

SafeWork inspectors say the NSW Construction safety blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights was a success. The 12 month long blitz resulted in 1258 notices being issued to stop work or improve work processes. Inspectors made 1000 visits to

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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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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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