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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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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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Worker Trapped in Skid Steer Loader

An incident involving a skid steer loader has taken place at a worksite in Turner, the ACT. A man was injured in the incident after becoming trapped in the skid steer loader. Emergency services had to use hydraulic rescue tools

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Worker Electrocuted While Trimming Trees

Another electrocution incident has taken place, this time at a site in Melbourne’s south east. A man has died after being electrocuted by power-lines while trimming trees. According to reports the 26 year old man was killed when the cherry

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The Careers That Require Mandatory CPR Training

You may be surprised to hear that certain jobs require mandatory CPR training. CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation also known as First Aid training is important for workers in high risk industries for obvious reasons. Construction workers and electricians must

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Unions Call for Action following Site Concrete Fall

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is calling for urgent action following an incident where a concrete slab fell 17 metres at a Braddon construction site. While there were no injuries, the falling prefabricated panel crushed a parked

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Plumber Hospitalised after Serious Acid Burns

A horrific accident has taken place involving an Adelaide plumber who suffered serious acid burns in a workplace accident. The 69 year old man was unblocking a pipe at the time when a bottle of sulphuric acid he was using

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WA Work Accident Claims Man’s Life

An accident at a work site in Perth’s south-east has claimed the life of a worker who had been unloading a truck at the time. According to reports, the man was crushed at the Welshpool steel fabricator site. Police and

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Rats Invade Sydney – Construction Activity Blamed

According to reports Sydney’s sudden rat infestation which has them running towards restaurants in the city,has the construction boom to blame. Council authorities and pest controllers say the construction boom is “stirring up rat populations”, even resulting in 2 inner-city

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Singaporean Workers Dies after Failing to Secure Harness

A construction worker in Singapore recently died after falling six floors at a construction site. It was discovered that the worker had not secured his safety harness to a life line. The state coroner found that the 51 year old

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