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Suspended Prison Term for ACT Crane Death
Safety
Thursday April 23 2020

Suspended Prison Term for ACT Crane Death

A crane driver charged over the death of his colleague at a Canberra worksite has avoided a custodial prison sentence.

Construction Companies Must Drive Safety Behaviour on Sites
Business
Wednesday January 8 2020

Construction Companies Must Drive Safety Behaviour on Sites

Companies in building and construction must understand what drives behaviour on site and learn to communicate safety messages effectively, a leader in construction safety says.

Vic WorkCover scheme hurts injured workers
Safety
Wednesday December 4 2019

Vic WorkCover scheme hurts injured workers

Victoria's WorkCover scheme is hurting long-term injured workers with its "immoral and unethical" decisions when handling cases, the state's ombudsman says.

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...

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.

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.

Taking Construction Safety to the Extreme
Safety
Thursday June 1 2017

Taking Construction Safety to the Extreme

A refurbishment project for an underground rail network in London included escalator refurbishment works underway as part of the broader station refurb work.

Safety
Jun 1 2020
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse

A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...

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Safety
26 Mar, 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
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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Safety
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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Safety
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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Business
6 Sep, 2018
PM Scott Morrison Picks Fight with CFMMEU

Australia's powerful construction union is fighting for its survival after the prime minister flagged a pre-election industrial relations battle.

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Safety
31 Aug, 2018
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.

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Safety
21 Aug, 2018
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...

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Safety
25 Jul, 2018
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.

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