Simon Corbell and Chief Minister Gallagher have teamed up to announce they’re going to be taking a red hot look at safety on ACT construction sites following this morning’s tragic disaster at the Kingston Foreshore:
Attorney General, Simon Corbell, said this was the fourth death of a worker on a worksite since December last year, and third death on a construction site.
“The government has already led a civil construction roundtable bringing together relevant ACT Unions, the Master Builders Association and the Civil Contractors Federation which will put forward recommendations to government in the next month about ways to make civil construction workplaces safer,” Mr Corbell said.
“The government considers the number of fatalities in the civil and construction sector since December last year, to be unacceptable. Therefore today, I have asked the Justice and Community Safety Directorate to prepare options for government for the conduct of a broader investigation into workplace safety in the civil and construction sector in the ACT.