Canberra worksite closed after ‘partial collapse’

A temporary structure at ‘The Parade’ site in Campbell, gave way about 3.30pm yesterday. One worker was taken to hospital but released a short time later.

A Canberra construction site has been shut down after a partial collapse during a concrete pour. WorkSafe ACT (9News)

A WorkSafe ACT spokesperson said an investigation is now underway and they will be assisted by a specialist structural engineer. “WorkSafe ACT attended the site and has issued a non-disturbance notice over the site, which means that no construction work can be undertaken until the notice is removed,” the spokesperson said. “This may take a week or more. “WorkSafe reminds all construction site personnel to stay safe and properly plan all activities on site.”

In a statement on its Facebook page, site developer JWLand said: “Work Safe was immediately called to site and were back this morning to complete their investigation. Fortunately, only minor injuries were sustained during the incident”.

“As the Developer, please be rest assured that JWLand is committed to delivering high quality reputable buildings.” The investigation is ongoing.

Source: 9News

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