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Thursday 20th May 2021

May 20th 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

Inspectors crackdown on Sutherland Shire construction sites. 

Over the next few days, SafeWork NSW inspectors will be targeting unsafe working systems across all building trades within the Sutherland Shire, from Sylvania to Engadine and Cronulla.

These inspections are part of a state-wide crackdown on the industry, focusing on site housekeeping, height safety, falling objects, electrical, moving plant operations, and controlling risks related to silica and asbestos.

SafeWork Executive Director, Tony Williams, said “This week, inspectors will spend four days undertaking a compliance blitz on construction sites to make sure those most at risk from workplace injury are protected by safe systems of work,”

“Falls from heights are the number one killer on NSW construction sites with most people who are seriously injured or killed falling from a height of four metres or less.” Mr Williams said.

Where breaches of the Act are identified, on-the-spot fines of $3,600 for corporations and $720 for individuals will be issued. Higher fines and even imprisonment could be the outcome for more serious offences under the Work Health and Safety Legislation.

Read the original article on the SafeWork NSW website.

Burton SA workplace fatality. 

SafeWork SA has released a notification regarding a workplace incident that occurred on Monday 17th May.

It has been confirmed a male worker in his 50s sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a truck.

There are no further details at this time. SafeWork SA is investigating the matter.

The original release can be found on the SafeWork SA website.

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