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Date PostedOctober 30, 2017

Discovery of Asbestos Halts Opera House Construction

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Work on the $200million renovations to the Sydney Opera House had to stop recently when workers downed their tools because of the discovery of friable asbestos fibres.

Electrical workers refused to work installing cable throughout the building, until it was confirmed that it was safe to do so.

Samples collected on site found that friable asbestos was present, this type of asbestos is dangerous because it is easily crumbled into powder and inhaled or ingested. Prolonged exposure can cause such diseases as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Australia has the leading number of reported Mesothelioma cases in the world.


Read more at http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/nsw/2017/10/07/opera-house-construction-halted-over-asbestos.html

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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