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Date Posted16/05/2017

Coronial Inquest into Workers Death Announced

The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week.
According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard a loud crack before a concrete pouring boom fell and crushed Mr Catanzariti.
Two other workers were also injured in the incident but sustained only minor injuries.
Workers were apparently preparing to pour concrete for a column on the ground floor when they heard the cracking sound and the boom fell.

Mr Catanzariti had only been working at the site for 4 weeks.

A case against a maintenance company and one of its engineer was started by the ACT’s Director of Public Prosecutions but failed after expert reports contradicted over the reason for the bolts giving way.

The hearing is expected to resume in September.

Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/coronial-inquest-canberra-construction-workers-death-2012/#.WQdAF8axUl0

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