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Vic builder fined over death of apprentice

Reported by Stephen | 07 Sep, 2017

A Moorabbin building company and its director have been fined a total of $880,000 following the death of a 21-year-old apprentice at a Caulfield South construction site in August 2013.

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Workplace inspectors head to border towns

Reported by Stephen | 05 Sep, 2017

Workplace inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW are visiting construction sites in Yarrawonga – Mulwala this week as part of this year’s Cross Border Construction Program.

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New law aims to prevent construction deaths

Reported by Stephen | 26 May, 2017

New laws proposed to parliament by the Palaszczuk Government will enable the state’s building regulator to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on construction sites.

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Safety blitz to target demolition sites in Victoria

Reported by Stephen | 28 Nov, 2016

WorkSafe Victoria is continuing its efforts to reduce work-related injuries and fatalities by focusing on dangerous and sub-standard demolition work across the state.

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10 construction workers killed in 2015

Reported by Stephen | 12 Oct, 2015

Statistics from Safe Work Australia show 10 construction workers have been killed while at work since the beginning of this year. Over the last ten years, the construction industry has featured among industries with the highest number of workplace deaths in Australia.