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56 Australians Killed At Work This Year So far

According to SafeWork Australia, there have already been 56 workplace fatalities on Australian work sites at a cost of $61.8billion to the Australian economy. In the construction industry, 9 workers have lost their lives on the job, the third highest

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Dispute over Parking Lands Man in Hospital after Altercation with Construction Worker

A 25 year old construction worker has been charged by police after an alleged assault at Bulli during which he was involved in a parking dispute with an elderly man. The elderly man is fighting for his life in hospital.

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Work Notices Lifted after 3 Months at Gungahlin Sites

The ACT Government has lifted stop work notices issued on 17 building sites, almost 3 months after they were issued. The crackdown by Access Canberra began on March 1 and saw 17 Gungahlin building sites being issued with stop work

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Australian Tradies Being Exposed to Silica May Develop Deadly Lung Disease

The hazard of construction dust and fine particles such as the dust released by cutting kitchen benchtops should never be underestimated because something as simple as a breathing mask could be life-saving. Silicosis is caused by inhaling small particles of

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Parents Speak Out After Death of Teenage Son on Construction Site

Christopher Cassaniti was a teenager working as an apprentice in the construction industry who was crushed when scaffolding collapsed at a MacQuarie Park construction site recently. Previously, co-workers of the young man spoke of their grief and now his parents

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Female Traffic Controllers Get Challenged Less Than Males

We often hear about the struggles women in the construction industry are forced to overcome but we seldom hear much good. One area of the industry where positive changes are being seen is on road construction sites where female traffic

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Company to Introduce Excavators with Self-driving Tech

A start-up tech construction company wants to modify excavators for construction with self-driving technology. The technology is meant to do the basic tasks of drivers so that human drivers can concern themselves with more complex tasks. The company says this

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Macquarie Park Scaffolding Collapse Prompts Legal Action

The company involved in the scaffolding collapse at Macquarie Park that claimed the life of a worker, is being sued over a separate incident involving scaffolding. The incident revolves around a scaffolding collapse that injured a worker on the north

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Builders Warn of Global Construction Skills Shortage

Australian’s home building sector through Housing Industry Association’s Harley Dale has expressed concern over a looming skills shortage. The HIA has called for a separate contractor visa to be introduced which could bring workers into Australia for building construction projects

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Man Dead after Accident with Machinery on Darwin Site

An accident involving machinery at a worksite in Darwin has resulted in one fatality. A 30 year old man has died inĀ  The Northern Territory after being crushed by machinery. The incident is being investigated by police and NT WorkSafe

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