Worker Injured at Perth Construction Site

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A worker was injured in an incident at a Perth construction site around 10 am yesterday morning.

A crane was being used to unload metal scaffolding planks from a truck. The planks became loose and fell from the sling and fell onto the worker who was the driver supervising the unloading.

The worker was transported to the Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition.

In The Australian report of the incident, Joe McDonald, the CFMEU Assistant Secretary claimed that the site manager had the day off at the time of the incident and that there was no supervision at the site.

He said that the access to the public laneway had not been blocked off during the unloading which was a risk to the public and no Job Safety Analysis (JSA) had been completed for the job prior to the commencement of the unloading.

Mr McDonald added that the driver had not signed a JSA and instead of a dogger being present, the driver was filling this role.

WorkSafe WA shut down the site and are investigating the incident.

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