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14 November 2016 09:00

Brazil: one year after the accident that resulted in the death of 14 workers, families have not yet received full indemnification.

On November 5 th, 2016, completed a year of Fundão dam break in the Mariana city, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Read more...


25 October 2016 20:22

BWI’s Australian partner union the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is calling on the Turnbull Government to take health and safety for construction workers more seriously after three fatalities have shaken the industry. Read more...


08 September 2016 10:34

The collapse of a 13th floor slab on a construction site on 29 July 2016 at Pune, Maharashtra State (India) has left nine workers dead and another five injured. Read more...


29 July 2016 13:14

A tragic accident occurred on Sunday 24 July 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan, when a crane struck a passing rickshaw, killing four civilians and injuring a further ten.Read more...


11 July 2016 11:50

Six workers (including three Chinese engineers) were killed and least 20 others were severely injured in a major accident at the Tarbela Extension Project (Phase IV), a dam project in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Read more...


20 June 2016 13:25

Eleven South Asian workers in Qatar got killed and 12 injured in a fire that broke out in their living quarters on Wednesday night.Read more...


31 May 2016 07:42

A tower crane in Makati, central Manila, has collapsed, injuring at least two individuals. Read more...


31 May 2016 06:59

A survey amongst construction worker members of UCATT has revealed very real concerns about the prevalence of mental health problems in the industry. Read more...


31 May 2016 06:24

On the occasion of International Workers' Memorial Day, representatives of the Trade Union of Workers in Construction and Building Materials of Serbia (SGIGM), visited workers at the factory “Zmaj” in the town of Smederevo.Read more...