In the past 5 years, 5 people have been killed by falling objects at Victorian building sites and 721 people have been injured.
To respond to this high rate of incidents, WorkSafe inspectors have been visiting construction sites across the state.
Falling items are of particular concern because they pose a risk to workers as well as others in streets near work sites.
A piece of timber fell 22 floors in January at a Southbank site, snapping in half while being lifted to a loading bay.
A 48 year old man was killed and another worker was seriously injured after being struck by a load of concrete which fell from a crane at Box Hill.
WorkSafe health and safety executive director, Julie Nielsen reminded us that said even a small object can cause serious injuries when falling from a great height.