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Friday February 22, 2019

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About 100 Qld Workers Have Silicosis

The Queensland government says it is not to blame if hundreds of stonemasons die from a lung disease, and it is up to employers to look...

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Feb 8 2019
Safety Fears for WestConnex Tunnel Workers

Concerns have been raised over safety procedures inside WestConnex motorway tunnels after more than 300 workers were told to leave sections of the project. 

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Jan 29 2019
SA Funds Workers Screening for Silicosis

South Australian stone industry workers will be able to access immediate health screening after a rise in detections interstate of the incurable respiratory disease 'silicosis'.

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8 Nov, 2018
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,...

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18 Sep, 2018
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...

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12 Sep, 2018
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...

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12 Sep, 2018
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.

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7 Sep, 2018
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...

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6 Sep, 2018
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...

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