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Construction sites across north-western Sydney can expect a visit from SafeWork Inspectors this week who will be targeting unsafe working systems across all building trades.

A building company has been fined $90,000 after a worker suffered a fatal fall from scaffolding on a Lidcombe construction site. 

The scaffolding he fell through was not secured and as a result, the worker fell one floor and hit his head on a concrete balcony.

Announcing a safety compliance blitz across building sites this week, Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson said “incidents like this should not happen. Everyone deserves to return home to their family at the end of the working day” he said.

Members are reminded that the Association’s Safety Department has a suite of Safety Management Systems available as it is a legal requirement in NSW that all contracted work in excess of $250,000 cannot be performed without a Safety Management System in place.

Should members have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Association’s Safety Department on 02 8586 3523.