Due to wet and windy conditions which present a hazard to construction work, Safe Work NSW have issued a warning after a 73 year old man died when the mobile scaffolding he was working on slipped from under him.

In a separate incident, a 62 year old man suffered injuries after he fell off a ladder while cleaning roof gutters.

Another incident happened at a construction site in Lane Cove when 2 bays of scaffolding collapsed onto the Pacific Highway during demolition work.

SafeWork NSW is reminding all employers that windy and wet conditions play a huge role in workplace incidents, particularly for outdoor workers, like those involved construction.

High wind speeds and wet conditions present numerous risks to workers and site controllers should ensure controls are in place to protect workers.


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