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Statement: Worksite Death

February 04, 2020

Minister for Employment and Workplace Safety, Suzanne Orr has expressed her condolences after a man was killed on a construction site at Denman Prospect earlier today.

“The death of a construction site worker in the ACT today is a tragedy and I express my deepest condolences to the man’s family and colleagues.

“Any worksite death is unacceptable and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure all workers return home safe at the end of the day.

“It is seriously concerning that this incident follows public safety messaging and targeted Worksafe ACT enforcement activity in the residential construction sector.

“The Government will closely monitor the outcomes of Worksafe ACT’s investigations into these incidents and we will continue to support compliance activity across the construction industry, to ensure the work health and safety obligations of everyone on worksites are being met.”

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