Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.
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.
Tradies at Risk of Cancer from Silica Dust
More than half a million Australians are at risk of getting cancer from silica dust and they might not even realise it.
Opera House Renovations Halted Due to Asbestos
Safety inspectors have stopped some renovation work at the Sydney Opera House after asbestos was found by crews working on the $200 million refurbishment.
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports
Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping
Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...
Call for Victoria Cranes Check after Death
Every crane in Victoria should to be checked, authorities urge, after a key part was likely to have contributed to the death of a construction worker...
Quarry Operator Charged over Vic Tip Death
A Victorian quarry operator has been charged more than two years after a contractor was killed when a tip wall collapsed on her truck.
One Dead, One Critical in Crane Drop
A man is dead and his co-worker is fighting for life after after they were submerged in concrete that fell from a crane on a Melbourne...
Qld Company Fined $405k for Worker Deaths
Loved ones of a construction worker crushed to death by a concrete slab at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Racecourse believe a company's $405,000 fine for its role...
Missing Dumped Asbestos Found in NSW
Investigators say they've tracked down some of the 17,000 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste removed from a Sydney construction site and illegally dumped.
New Construction Safety Rules after SA Worker's Death
A construction company has changed its safety rules for working with scissor lifts after the death of one of its workers on the new Royal Adelaide...
Unsafe Crane Keeps Victoria Residents Away
When Melbourne police first knocked on Cliff and Josef's door in the middle of the night, they ignored it.