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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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Western Sydney Workplace Accident- One Injured and One Killed

A man was killed and another injured after becoming trapped beneath landfill in a freak workplace accident. Co-workers reportedly dug through tonnes of debris with their bare hands in their efforts to free the 2 men. One man, in his

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Workers in Queensland Advised to Get Their Flu Shots

According to Queensland Health, 25 people have died in the state so far this year due to the flu. In light of this, people are being urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. This year alone there have been

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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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One Dead after Falling from Roof in Central Victoria

Falls from height are still the most common cause of serious workplace health and safety incidents, despite these accidents being avoidable if the proper fall protection controls are utilised. The latest tragic incident involved a man in central Victoria who

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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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