Workplace health and safety has come to the forefront following an incident in Box Hill, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
A worker in his 40s died and another was seriously injured after a container of concrete fell from the crane recently.
The 2 men were submerged and trapped in the wet concrete after the tub of concrete fell on top of them.
A third worker was also injured and all 3 men had to be rescued by a team of 40 firefighters.
The CFMEU expressed their outrage shortly after the incident, saying 7 Victorians were killed on the job in the construction industry in 2018. The union said the Box Hill incident should serve as a wake-up call.
The union also highlighted how traumatizing such an incident is for those who witness it.
The incident is a harrowing reminder of the importance of daily checks and maintenance of cranes.