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 Fence collapses on worker at Games stadium
Flin
 Posted: Mar 27 2018, 08:01 AM
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Fence collapses on worker at Games stadium
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A worker has been hospitalised after being struck in the face by a temporary wire fence which collapsed at the site of the main Commonwealth Games stadium.

The worker was injured when hundreds of metres of cyclone wire fencing outside Carrara Stadium collapsed on Monday afternoon when a nearby helicopter took off.

It's understood the stadium's perimeter fencing has only recently been put up and was unable to cope with the winds generated by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter's rotor blades.

The helicopter's hangar is located next to the stadium on Nerang Broadbeach Road where the fencing had been erected as part of traffic management for the Games.

"This massive section of the fence just came crashing down," an unnamed motorist told the Gold Coast Bulletin. "I'm not talking just a few metres -- I'm talking a couple of hundred metres.

"It looked like dominoes."

After being treated by an on-site medical team, the injured worker was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.

A Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation spokesman said the worker was alert and conscious when he arrived at the hospital.

He was being treated for a laceration to his forehead, the spokesman said.

Works are also under way to rectify the fencing at the stadium.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/worker-injured-on-comm-games-site/news-story/4709c85f28f312dde385981b1a3789a1?nk=d88f213fbe4d1deae5f7793794bc7691-1522101317

Peter Beattie's ineptness must be contagious,eh?

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 Posted: Mar 27 2018, 01:15 PM
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I know all about the dark side of the toothy one ,commonwealth drivers talk
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Very unstable fence if the "wind" from a choppers rotor can blow a couple of hundred metres of it over.

Bad, bad design.

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 Posted: Mar 31 2018, 12:14 PM
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Health and Safety, of everyone is the least important issue on the Gold Coast Games agenda, Care and Concern for local residents and other Aussies is second last because the most important is promoting the ghetto around the world and failing completely to become Australia's Miami, Florida as promoted by the Dumb and Dumber local councillors.
Photoshopping aerial videos of the place wins first prize.
Some people talk about 'The Honour Of Winning' ... what, an unimportant sport or game to benefit whom?

What about 'The Dishonour Of Losing' over $2 Billion of taxpayers money added to the $4.4 billion wasted on unsafe new trains from India, alreaday mouldy from late, late, late delivery.

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 Posted: Mar 31 2018, 03:25 PM
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No mention of the company responsible for building the fence or the inevitable WH&S investigation that will follow, so I guess the only response that is relevant is.....

It must be Peter Beattie's faulf. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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QUOTE (Bill @ Mar 31 2018, 01:25 PM)
No mention of the company responsible for building the fence or the inevitable WH&S investigation that will follow, so I guess the only response  that is relevant is.....

It must be Peter Beattie's faulf.  http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif


I thought where contractors were at fault; with it being let by tender; there should have been a duty of care to ensure safety standards by government bodies. At least that is the usual mantra when applied to Libs, CLP etc.

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QUOTE (lee @ Mar 31 2018, 03:37 PM)
QUOTE (Bill @ Mar 31 2018, 01:25 PM)
No mention of the company responsible for building the fence or the inevitable WH&S investigation that will follow, so I guess the only response  that is relevant is.....

It must be Peter Beattie's faulf.  http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif


I thought where contractors were at fault; with it being let by tender; there should have been a duty of care to ensure safety standards by government bodies. At least that is the usual mantra when applied to Libs, CLP etc.


Hi lee
That may be the case in WA - I don't know - but in QLD the contractors are responsible.

Here's a copy of WH & S responsibilities issued by Griffith's University to contractors.


Guide to construction safety fencing and barricading on Griffith University campus

https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/197372/barricading-and-fencing.pdf

All contractors and employees have legal obligations under the Qld Workplace Health and Safety Act, to protect members of the public, from the hazards of building or maintenance work. On University campuses, this specifically includes the protection of our University staff and students, as well as visitors.


If you follow the link, there are more links to government WH & S info if you are interested.

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