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Barangaroo Boss Takes Heat after Fire Re-ignites

Reported by Admin | 24 Mar, 2014

Workers at a construction site of the Barangaroo development scrambled for safety after smouldering coals from a blaze a couple of weeks ago re-ignited Friday. About 20 workers were ordered to stay put while others were asked to evacuate the area as smouldering coals suddenly re-ignited. Lend Lease reportedly said that the latest evacuation had …

Crane Collision at SA Construction Site Causes Stop Work

Reported by Admin | 22 Nov, 2013

Workers have stopped work at an Adelaide construction site after a crane collision yesterday, the second safety incident in two days and prompting the third major safety enquiry in the last three weeks. They voted this morning to “hold work” at what is described as a site with a toxic atmosphere according to Mick McDermott …

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 …

Court Awards $900,000 for Injury and Assault

Reported by Admin | 12 Sep, 2013

The Supreme Court in Canberra has awarded over $900,000 to a worker who suffered a work injury and was assaulted when he returned to work by his supervisor. The 41-year-old worker was working at a construction site in 2005 when he suffered a disc injury. A colleague tripped while they were carrying a sheet of …

Stabbing Fatality at St Clair Construction Site after Worker Dispute

Reported by Admin | 09 Sep, 2013

NSW Police were called to a home construction site at around 7.20 this morning after a report of a dispute. A spokesperson said that they found a man there with a number of stab wounds, they tried to revive him but he died at the scene. According to a neighbour around 15 bricklayers had been …

Two Workers Injured at Curtis Island Construction Site

Reported by Admin | 27 Aug, 2013

The CFMEU has voiced their concern about safety on Curtis Island after two workers were injured at a Curtis Island construction site on Saturday. One of the workers was flown to Rockingham by helicopter for treatment. The incident happened on the compressor deck as workers were moving a crane rail along a structural steel beam. …

ACT Construction Site Receives 27 Safety Notices

Reported by Admin | 02 May, 2013

When ACT WorkSafe inspectors visited a city construction site on Wednesday morning for a random inspection they issued 27 safety notices. Six ACT inspectors attended the site and issued the notices primarily to sub contractors who, WorkSafe Commissioner Mark McCabe said had room for improvement. He said that there were no real major issues, some …

Canberra construction site shut down by WorkSafe ACT

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jan, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A construction site in Canberra where an apprentice suffered from an electric shock last week has been shut down by WorkSafe ACT. The building contractor has been issued with a prohibition notice for breaches of work safety legislation which will prevent them from undertaking further work on the site. According to ABC, …

West is Next for Construction Site Safety Inspections in VIC

Reported by Admin | 23 Jan, 2013

WorkSafe Victoria is encouraging the housing construction sector to check and make sure that their worksites and safety practices are appropriate ahead of a planned safety blitz in February. The WorkSafe inspectors will be heading to the western areas of Victoria next month as a part of Operation SafeSite. The planned inspections are a part …

Worker Fatality After Fall at Sydney Construction Site

Reported by Admin | 20 Sep, 2012

A 55 year old male worker died this just after 8am today after falling at a construction site in Mortdale in the south of Sydney. The man was working as a builder at the site and he reportedly died at the scene after a fall of 4 to 5 metres. A witness from the building …

VIC: Worker Flung Out of Crane

Reported by Admin | 26 Apr, 2010

A worker has been thrown out of a crane’s cabin at a construction site in Melbourne on Thursday. The incident took place around 5.30pm at a Springvale shopping complex. Early reports indicate that a counterbalance of the crane fell off. The construction worker, who was held by his safety harness, was left suspended 40 metres …