Are Employers Liable When Others Injure Their Workers?
On September 22, 2006, Riste Bosevski was working as a labourer employed by Professional Contracting Pty Ltd on a school site in the regional New South...
Construction Workers Must Avoid Body Stressing Injury
From using a wheelbarrow and shovel to lifting and carrying heavy objects to extensive use of tools, few workplaces test out your body like building sites.
Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to...
Electrocution Inquest Hears from Sparky
An electrician tasked with securing a construction site where a carpenter was electrocuted says the light fitting that likely caused his death was live because it...
Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?
On May 26, 2011, 39-year-old Milan Kabic suffered injury after falling from a raised platform when performing formwork on the redevelopment of the Redfern RSL building...
Measuring Construction Safety
How do construction companies measure their project’s safety performance?
Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle
As Western Australian taxpayers forked out $1.2 billion to build a new hospital for their children in the Perth suburb of Nedlands to replace the Princes...
Calls for Tougher Asbestos Penalties
The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos.
Construction Union Digs in Behind Setka
The construction union's Victorian branch is calling on its national office to unconditionally support John Setka, as his stoush ramps up with federal Labor.
Call to Jail NSW Bosses for Worker Deaths
"Kill a worker, go to jail" is the simple change sought by the parents of an 18-year-old apprentice crushed to death by scaffolding on a Sydney...
Vic Crane Crash Victims Ran for Lives
The company whose crane crushed a Melbourne house, forcing three occupants to flee, says it's "devastated" by the incident.
Crane Collapse in Melbourne Injures Two
A crane has crashed on two houses in Melbourne's inner west, injuring two workers, and emergency crews are figuring out how to rectify the up-ended vehicle.
Sydney Earthmoving Company Fined after Worker Crushed
A Sydney earthmoving company has been fined $90,000 after a 26-year-old man was crushed underneath the body of a dump truck and was left with serious...
Fed Dept Unaware of Subcontractor Issues
Senior officials involved in the upgrade of Parliament House's security doors had no idea about allegations a subcontractor was using drugs, a federal inquiry has heard.
Sydney Scaffolding Victim Just Turned 18
The death of an 18-year-old apprentice who was killed in a catastrophic accident at a Sydney construction site has been described as shocking and heartbreaking by...
Tradie Loses Foot After Vic Job Accident
A tradie has lost his foot after a workplace accident at an apartment building in Melbourne's west.
Queensland Stonemason Dies from Silicosis
A Gold Coast stonemason who developed an irreversible lung disease after breathing in tiny particles of silica dust has died.