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Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse
Business
Friday June 8 2018

Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse

The safety of a wall that collapsed and killed three people in Melbourne six years ago was the responsibility of site owner Grocon, a coroner says.

Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe
Buildings
Wednesday June 6 2018

Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe

The cladding system on the outside of London's Grenfell Tower was so conducive to the spread of fire it did not support the "stay put" policy...

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...

Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71
Buildings
Tuesday November 21 2017

Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71

The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower housing block in London in June is 71, after five months of painstaking search...

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death
Safety
Thursday September 7 2017

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death

A Melbourne building company and its director have been fined $880,000 after an apprentice fell to his death at a construction site.

London Block Warnings Ignored
Buildings
Thursday June 15 2017

London Block Warnings Ignored

An action group at a west London tower block ravaged by fire have said their warnings fell on "deaf ears" after highlighting safety concerns about the...

NSW:Death of NSW Rigger was Preventable: Union
Safety
Friday March 3 2017

NSW:Death of NSW Rigger was Preventable: Union

The death of a rigger on a Darling Harbour barge could have been prevented, with union officials denied access to inspect the construction site in late...

Slabs Crush Man to Death at Queensland Worksite
Safety
Thursday December 22 2016

Slabs Crush Man to Death at Queensland Worksite

A man has been crushed to death by two granite slabs weighing about 600kg at a worksite on Brisbane's bayside.

Queensland Construction Worker Dies in Heatwave
Safety
Thursday December 8 2016

Queensland Construction Worker Dies in Heatwave

Authorities are investigating whether soaring temperatures contributed to the death of a construction worker on a rural property in Queensland's central west.

Mining
Jun 13 2018
Qld Law Firm Considers Silica Dust Action

Queensland mines and businesses whose workers have suffered the ill effects of silica dust could be subjected to large-scale legal action.

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Civil
Mar 20 2018
Cracks Reported in US Bridge Before Fall

Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six people, but concluded that a crack in the structure...

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Safety
Mar 6 2018
Electric Shock Leaves Perth Girl Fighting for Her Life

A fault in the earthing system outside a Perth public housing property likely caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a life-threatening electric shock from a garden...

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Residential
Feb 28 2018
NSW:Pool Not Certified Before Toddler's Death

A toddler died in hospital after almost drowning in a backyard pool that shouldn't have been in use at the time, a NSW coroner has found.

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Mining
Feb 28 2018
14 Dead, Mining Halted After Earthquake Rocks PNG

At least 14 people have been killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands.

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Safety
Feb 19 2018
Company Charged over Vic Painter's Death

A construction company has been charged over the death of a painter who fell from a building site in Victoria.

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Infrastructure
20 Dec, 2017
US Train Hurtles onto Highway, Killing 3

A train making the first-ever run along a faster new route has hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle and spilled some of its cars onto...

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Residential
19 Dec, 2017
Two Dead after Melbourne Balcony Collapse

Two women are dead and 17 people are injured after a balcony collapsed during a Christmas party at a house in Melbourne.

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Business
19 Jun, 2015
US Balcony Collapse Firm Previously Sued

The company that constructed the California apartment building where six young Irish nationals died in a balcony collapse has paid millions of dollars in fines over...

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