Construction Safety: Crane Collision Results in Job Walk-Off
Two cranes came crashing together at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) construction site.
The CFMEU attributed the collision to a failed alert system which resulted in them touching.
Fortunately the accident did not result in any injuries, however SafeWork SA was summoned for an investigation.
This most recent incident is just one of several accidents at the site that have occurred involving cranes.Union official Mike McDermott revealed that workers were convening safety discussions this morning.
McDermott remarked that this incident was the third with cranes in the last few weeks. ” HYLC in their wisdom have sent two cranes back out to start work again already before the incident has been properly investigated and before SafeWork SA have actually got down here and look I just wonder what it’s going to take before they’ll actually stop these cranes,” he said.
The CFMEU revealed that workers had walked out of the job until safety issues are fleshed out. The union called for an assessment on whether safety standards were being adhered to at the site.
The stopwork meeting and walk-off by workers is being investigated by the Fair Work Commission.
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