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Date PostedDecember 1, 2017

Emergency Workers Free Man on Sydney Construction Site

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A worker was trapped in a 15 metre pit on a Sydney south construction site after construction material that was being lifted by an excavator fell on him.

The incident occurred around midday at a building site on Gerrale Street, Cronulla and the man was lifted from the pit and transported to hospital after 2pm following what was described as a “difficult vertical extrication process” planned and executed by police and emergency services personnel.

Following extrication, the man was treated by 6 paramedics on the scene and one doctor before was airlifted to hospital.

SafeWork NSW believe the man suffered leg injuries after 20 sheets of steel reinforcement mesh weighing 1.6 tonnes being moved by an excavator, was dropped.

An excavator was used to lift the mesh off the injured worker.

The investigation by SafeWork NSW is ongoing.


Find out more http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/man-trapped-down-15-metre-pit-on-cronulla-building-site-20171018-gz3994.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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