02:27 am, Thursday 21 November, 2013
A union calls for a national investigation into the safety of work sites of a large construction company after a tradesman in Brisbane died when he was struck by a falling beam on Brisbane’s Airport Link project two years ago.
The Australian was able to take hold of a copy of a memo showing that several safety concerns about the construction site was raised more than a year earlier.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is calling on Comcare to conduct safety investigations in all of the company’s construction sites in Australia.
CFMEU construction secretary Dave Noonan expressed his disappointment, saying that “it’s a disgrace that senior management of a company can behave in this way.”
A spokesperson for the company told AAP that they have immediately responded after the memo was sent, and expressed their condolences over the 2011 death.
Mr Noonan, however, said they are going to take some legal steps against the construction company.
Comcare is now planning to pursue legal steps in the Federal Court against the company.