The Adelaide construction site where a 17 year old worker was killed when a timber frame fell onto him has been described as having an “appalling lack of basic safety”.
Workers on the site were apparently working without even hard hats. There was no site manager, no first aid facilities, no amenities and no safety officer.
The young worker died after a wall collapsed and a timber frame fell onto him. He was rushed to hospital with critical head injuries but died shortly afterwards.
It’s important that those in control of the site are meeting their safety obligations and providing workers with the necessary safe system of work and work environment as is required by work health and safety regulation.
All workers should be properly trained in safety,beginning with mandatory white card training.