Some 20 years ago the mining industry set a zero target for fatalities and went from being the worst industry to the ‘most improved-performing’ industry when it came to safety.

 Yet, according to SOAS safety expert Emma Bentton, the reality of close to three fatalities a month in the construction industry across Australia rarely raises an eyebrow. “I believe the construction industry could set the same target as the mining industry and achieve it,” said Bentton. “There’s a business case…