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One man dead, one more critical following crane falls at Brisbane construction site

Updated December 14, 2015 22:20:19

Map: Newstead 4006

One particular man is dead and yet another has been critically injured following a crane fell more than at a building website in Brisbane’s inner-city.

The crane fell over on Longland Street at Newstead just soon after 7:00pm (AEST), crushing the two men underneath it.

One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other has been taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a vital situation.

Fire crews said the crane was still running when they arrived.

They said the crane operator had minor injuries.

Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the lead to of the incident.

Police stated Doggett Street, at the intersection with Industrial Road at Fortitude Valley, is closed.

Motorists are asked to keep away from the area if achievable.

Subjects: accidents—other, newstead-4006, qld

Initial posted December 14, 2015 22:16:38

Agen Sabung Ayam

Calls for greater on-site safety scrutiny after East Perth construction deaths

Posted November 26, 2015 ten:26:33

The deaths of two construction workers at a site in East Perth yesterday highlights the need to have for greater on-website safety scrutiny, the Master Builders Association (MBA) says.

The two males, understood to be from Northern Ireland, were killed when they were crushed by a concrete panel at the apartment improvement close to the corner of Bennett and Goderich Streets.

The internet site is run by Perth business Jaxon Construction.

MBA building director Kim Richardson stated safety standards had slipped, even though red tape had improved.

“All workers have the proper to go to work and have the expectation and the right to come property safely,” he mentioned.

“That did not occur.

“There’s been a move to have a tremendous amount of paperwork exactly where men and women will tick boxes to say they have a protected method in location.

“But that does not guarantee safe systems of work.

“The way the perform is performed is exactly where the focus demands to be.”

Mr Richardson said the security watchdog Worksafe needed to step up its presence at industrial building websites.

“Folks are just not listening to the security message,” he mentioned.

“When someone is driving down the freeway and they see a police automobile they automatically slow down and check they’re doing the appropriate factor.

“Worksafe hasn’t had the profile in the commercial sector to provide that influence and that presence to make sure that the message of safety is consistently there at the forefront of people’s minds,” he said.

It is understood the two guys killed in the accident had been unloading tilt-up concrete panels from a truck — function that calls for special training and qualifications.

An investigation into the incident will appear at what qualifications the males had as well as these of other workers involved in the method.

Jaxon Building has supplied counselling to all employees who had been on site yesterday.

All of the company’s sites will be closed these days.

Subjects: workplace, death, east-perth-6004

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