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Architecture Firms Must Look After Employee Mental Health
Business
Thursday July 5 2018

Architecture Firms Must Look After Employee Mental Health

“I was waiting for an email response from the guy..."

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.

Asbestos Found During Melbourne Roadworks
Civil
Friday August 18 2017

Asbestos Found During Melbourne Roadworks

Work on a Melbourne highway upgrade has been shut down after contractors disturbed asbestos, a union says.

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.

John Holland Fined $280k for Work Incident
Safety
Tuesday May 30 2017

John Holland Fined $280k for Work Incident

A leading Australian construction company has been fined $281,250 after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed at an Adelaide construction site.

Safety
Sep 12 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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Safety
Sep 12 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
Sep 7 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
Sep 6 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
Sep 6 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
Aug 31 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
Aug 21 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
Jul 25 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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Safety
Mar 20 2018
Killed RAH Site Worker 'Didn't Feel Safe'

The partner of a man killed during the construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has revealed she told him to "be careful on the scissor...

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