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Date PostedSeptember 7, 2016

Death of SA Teen on Construction Site Avoidable

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While the death of any construction worker on the job is tragic, it is particularly concerning when young workers who are new to the job are killed and their bright futures are cut short.

This is what happened on an Adelaide construction site in Fullarton recently. A wall collapse, causing a timber frame to fall onto a 17 year old worker.

The young man was rushed to hospital for treatment of critical head injuries.

The CFMEU recently spoke out about the incident, describing it as preventable. Apparently the site displayed a troubling lack of safety, with workers not even wearing hard hats. This probably played a crucial role in the death of the young man.

Even sites where safety regulations are adhered to need to pay particular attention to young workers whose inexperience is a liability to their safety. They need adequate training and supervision.

See more at: https://sourceable.net/sa-teen-building-death-preventable-cfmeu/

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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