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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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Queensland Dozer Incident on New Year’s Eve

A 49 year old man has been killed in an incident at the Saraji open cut coal mine near Moranbah on New Year’s Eve. The incident is being investigated by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. The worker died when the dozer

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SafeWork Blitz Outcomes Acheived

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction industry blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights has achieved its intended outcome of improving working at heights safety and compliance. According to Tony Williams, SafeWork NSW Executive Director, inspectors visited 1000 sites

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How to Get a Construction Job in Australia

As the new year approaches you may be thinking it’s time to start looking for a new job, perhaps in the rewarding and challenging field of construction. You should know that while the construction industry is lucrative, before you can

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