Wright building site shut down

Canfan 20 May 2014

A building site in Wright operated by Empire Building Group has been shut down over a raft of safety concerns, according to The Canberra Times.

Empire Building Group is currently constructing ‘Panorama at Wright’, an estate of 180 townhouses and apartments.

WorkSafe was alerted to concerns regarding safety on the site, but the company closed the site before WorkSafe could attend.

The Construction, Forestry, Energy and Mining Union is preparing to lodge a case against the company after it refused entry to union secretary Dean Hall who attended the site on Monday, after members raised concerns.

“This company has displayed the most fundamental failure to provide even the most basic health and safety requirements,” Mr Hall said.

“It has an atrocious and documented history with Work Safety, and we need to ask at what point do these people lose the right to keep their building licence?”

The ACT Government is apparently coming under considerable pressure to formally inquire into building standards in the ACT, according to Mr Hall.

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