Apr 16th 2021
Friday 16th April 2021
NSW solar farm safety breach.
The Electrical Trades Union of Australia has accused a construction company of “covering up” unsafe and dirty working conditions.
Footage has been released of a shipping container being moved by crane above a lunchroom trailer at a NSW solar farm.
Allegedly, the video shows the container angled above the lunchroom as workers continue to walk in and out of the trailer.
The construction company involved in the incident say they are aware, and no one was injured, while also stating “the health and safety of our workforce is our number one priority”.
“An exclusion zone should have been set up for the operation involving the shipping container, which was being lifted by a mobile crane,” said Allen Hicks, ETU deputy secretary for NSW and ACT.
“SafeWork has not been notified of any incident at the site. SafeWork’s inquiries are ongoing, and further comment is not available at this time,” a SafeWork spokesman said.
Read the full story on The Australian website.
Injuries after workplace machine explosion.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating a Bendigo workplace incident after a man was caught in a machine explosion.
The incident occurred at an industrial site on Allingham St, Golden Square, on Tuesday morning.
The man in his 50s is said to have sustained burns to his upper body.
View the original article on the Bendigo Advertiser website.
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