WorkSafe ACT is investigating a serious safety issue at a highrise residential construction site in Braddon after reports concrete panels fell down a lift shaft.
Around 5 pm on Wednesday evening (20 September), a WorkSafe inspector attended the site following a report of a collapse of prefabricated concrete panels in a lift shaft. It is believed one of the panels fell approximately seven metres down the shaft well.
Fortunately, no one was in the shaft at the time of the collapse and no one was injured.
The cause of the collapse is being investigated by WorkSafe ACT and a non-disturbance notice is in place at the immediate incident site. An independent engineer has been engaged by WorkSafe ACT as part of this investigation.
A further update will be provided as the investigation progresses. WorkSafe ACT will provide safety advice to industry both in the ACT and nationally, noting the significance of the incident.