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Date PostedDecember 3, 2015

Industry Calls for Action After Multiple Construction Fatalities

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Source: WAToday.com.au

Following the recent construction incidents that claimed the lives of 3 workers in a single week, the Master Builders Association (MBA) has called upon the industry to ensure greater ‘scrutiny’ on construction sites.

MBA cited the deaths of 2 construction workers at a site in East Perth on Wednesday when a falling concrete slab fell on the workers, crushing them. Another incident claimed the life a construction worker who fell from a scaffold also in Perth. Master Builders say the incidents are a reminder of why we need greater on site safety.

According to Kim Richardson of the MBA, safety standards on the site had slipped and red tape had increased. He said the tremendous amount of paperwork wasn’t helping because they weren’t a guarantee of safe systems. He said there needs to be greater focus on ‘how’ work is performed.

Mr Richardson said WorkSafe should step up its presence at commercial building sites.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-26/mba-says-greater-on-site-scrutiny-required-construction-deaths/6975392

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