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Family of worker killed at Perth construction site wants answers

Reported by Haydee | 14 Mar, 2016

The family of a 27-year-old worker who died in November 2015 after concrete panels fell on him and another worker at a construction site in East Perth travelled from Northern Island to find answers to their loved one’s death.

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Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …

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Coal miners walk off job due to Black Lung disease comeback

Reported by Haydee | 03 Dec, 2015

The disease caused by long-term exposure to coal dust was thought to have been eradicated in Australia years ago. Inhaled coal dust can build up in the lungs and lead to inflammation, fibrosis, and in worse cases, necrosis.

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Union calls for increased support for workers with substance abuse problems

Reported by Haydee | 06 Oct, 2015

In September, CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave Noonan welcomed the bill introduced by Senator Eric Abetz requiring drug and alcohol testing policies on construction sites, but said he was concerned about the lack of support and services for people with substance addiction.

Union calls for national investigation of site construction safety

Reported by Haydee | 21 Nov, 2013

A union calls for a national investigation into the safety of work sites of a large construction company after a tradesman in Brisbane died when he was struck by a falling beam on Brisbane’s Airport Link project two years ago. The Australian was able to take hold of a copy of a memo showing that …

Construction Workers Protest Over Safety Concerns at Canberra Site

Reported by Admin | 01 Nov, 2013

Over 100 workers protested at an ACT construction site today over their concerns for safety. Work stopped at the Braddon site today as a result of the protest. Inspectors from WorkSafe ACT are talking to management at the construction site about the concerns raised by the CFMEU. These issues include the lack of an established …

Union Claims Two Safety Officers Dismissed after Crane Incident

Reported by Admin | 31 Oct, 2013

The CFMEU has claimed that two safety officers were unfairly dismissed at an Adelaide construction site after an incident with a crane last Friday. A total of eight cranes were working at the site and they all stopped work after a load on one of them got out of control and came into contact with …