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Are Employers Liable When Others Injure Their Workers?
Safety
Wednesday March 27 2019

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
Australia
Friday March 8 2019

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
Safety
Tuesday March 27 2018

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
Safety
Thursday January 25 2018

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?
Safety
Thursday December 14 2017

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
Safety
Thursday December 14 2017

Measuring Construction Safety

How do construction companies measure their project’s safety performance?

Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle
Safety
Wednesday December 13 2017

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
Safety
Thursday November 23 2017

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
Safety
Saturday October 28 2017

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.

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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.

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Safety
May 8 2019
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...

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Safety
Apr 12 2019
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.

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Safety
Apr 11 2019
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.

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Safety
Apr 9 2019
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...

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Safety
Apr 8 2019
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.

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Safety
Apr 2 2019
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...

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Safety
Mar 26 2019
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.

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Safety
Mar 13 2019
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.

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