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SafeWork attends tragic incident in Macquarie Park after scaffolding collapses

2nd April 2019

SafeWork inspectors attended a Macquarie Park worksite on Monday, 1 April 2019, after receiving reports that two workers had become trapped under scaffolding. 

The tradesmen had been working from the bottom level of scaffolding when the structure suddenly collapsed. Another two workers were laying bricks at the top of the structure and jumped to safety. It is not yet known what caused the scaffolding to collapse, however, SafeWork will employ significant resources to fully understand how the tragedy occurred.

Service and Innovation and SafeWork regulator, Martin Hoffman, said SafeWork’s priority is workers returning home safely when they leave for work that day and believes better compliance and education around scaffolding will help to ensure that.

NSW PLANT ITEM REGISTRATION CHANGES

23rd December 2017

Chris Turner, State Inspector with SafeWork NSW updated the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia recently about impending plant item registration changes with effect from the 1 January 2018. SafeWork NSW invited to CPAA to advise its members of these impending changes.  This information is available on the item registration page of our website www.safework.nsw.gov.au

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