On 23 January 2013, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament adopted a report, with similar findings to the Asbestos Management Review in Australia. The European report calls for:
The CFMEU is deeply dismayed to have to announce two more deaths on construction sites, this time in NSW.
A 54-year-old Green Valley worker has been killed this morning, March 27, in a fall from scaffold at a site on the corner of Pitt and Campbell Street in Sydney’s CBD.
On Thursday, March 22, a 17-year-old was suffered severe head injuries on an Edmonson Park job in Sydney’s south-west on Thursday March 22. He later died in Liverpool Hospital. It is understood that the worker was hit by a falling excavator bucket.
A company which pleaded guilty to two workplace safety charges which led to the collapse of a scaffold in Prahran in 2009 has been convicted and fined $170,000.
In sentencing Asian Pacific Building Corporation Pty Ltd today, Magistrate Jan Maclean found the structure was overloaded with bricks and that the design was changed without reference to the designers or a qualified engineer.