ACT: Bridge Collapse May Lead to Regulatory Changes

Reported by Julia | 18 Oct, 2010

New regulations may be in the horizon for the construction industry as a result of a bridge collapse in August, ACT Work Safe says. 18 workers were injured when a bridge over the Barton Highway crashed during a concrete pour. Federal Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten says they are looking to improve the current safety regulations. …

NSW: Concrete Supplier Pleads Guilty over Cement Mixer Accident

Reported by Julia | 15 Oct, 2010

The NSW Industrial Court has fined a concrete supply company $85,000 over a worker fatality in 2008. The Newcastle company, which supplies pre-mixed concrete primarily to the building industry, pleaded guilty to breaching section 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000. On 14 March 2008, the worker climbed the rear of a moving …

NSW: Concrete Firm Charged over Fatal Cleaning Accident

Reported by Julia | 11 Oct, 2010

A concrete company has been prosecuted by WorkCover following the death of an employee in 2008. The Hunter Valley-based company was fined $85,000 by the Industrial Relations Court for beaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act In February 2008, the employee was cleaning one of the trucks of the company at its Gateshead premises. The …

NSW: Statewide Inspection for Concreting Formwork

Reported by Julia | 30 Sep, 2010

A two-month campaign has been launched by WorkCover NSW, with inspectors carrying out a statewide inspection of construction sites to ensure workers involved in concrete formwork are properly trained. Since February this year, formworkers in the state no longer need a Certificate of Competency, but they must still undergo proper safety training. The decision not …

ACT: Bridge Reopening Delayed

Reported by Julia | 03 Sep, 2010

Complications with the demolition of the bridge in Canberra has led to delays in the reopening of Barton Highway. A span of the Gungahlin Drive bridge crashed on August 14 during a concrete pour, where nine construction workers were hurt. An engineering report was released stating the formwork was not properly braced to stop girders …

ACT: Canberra Bridge Demolition Underway

Reported by Julia | 30 Aug, 2010

The demolition of Canberra’s bridge on Barton Highway is on schedule and could be open to traffic at the end of the week. Roads ACT said workers are removing the rubble caused by the bridge collapse around the clock. The bridge crashed on August 14 during a concrete pour, where nine construction worker were injured. …

ACT: Report Says Bridge Collapse Caused by Faulty FormWork

Reported by Julia | 26 Aug, 2010

The bridge collapse across Barton Highway in Canberra was a result of improper support of the project’s formwork, an engineer’s report says. Concrete pouring was being performed when the bridge collapsed on August 14. Nine workers were injured in the construction accident. The engineer’s report, which was prepared for Roads ACT, revealed the formwork was …

ACT: Bridge Collapse Injures Nine

Reported by Julia | 16 Aug, 2010

Nine construction workers have been injured on Saturday after the bridge in Canberra they were working on partially collapsed. The nine workers were taken to the hospital, although their injuries were described as non-life threatening. Concrete was being poured on a span of bridge over the Barton Highway. It was closed to traffic when the …