A land use agency would have warned a building developer that the construction site was not safe a year before the scaffolding collapsed and killed a young trader.
Construction student Christopher Cassaniti, 18, died in Macquarie Park in northwest Sydney on April 1 when a 15-meter jetty fell on top of him.
Landcom would have felt so worried about the & # 39; nbh & # 39; site that it sent to developer Greenland in November 2017, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The Infrastructure Agency wrote to Greenland on November 22 about & # 39; serious concerns & # 39; about the safety measures the developer has for his construction workers.
Construction student Christopher Cassaniti, 18 (left with mother Patrizia), died in Macquarie Park in north-west Sydney on April 1, when a 15-meter tower of scaffolding fell on top of him
Landcom is said to have been so concerned about the & # 39; nbh & # 39; site in Macquarie Park (north-west Sydney) that they contacted developer Greenland in November 2017.
In a letter signed by John Brogden, CEO of Landcom, the Greenland agency would have asked experts to be installed to install & # 39; suitable fall protection & # 39 ;.
Landcom reportedly drew attention to various & # 39; serious & # 39; security issues that the building developer reportedly had not addressed.
A week later, Landing Development Director Greg Betts reported the & # 39; multiple serious security issues & # 39; on the Greenland construction site at SafeWork NSW.
"Landcom is deeply concerned that a major incident, or worse, a fatal accident can occur due to poor management practices at Greenland in terms of health and safety in the workplace," the letter said.
Less than 18 months later, on April 1, 18-year-old Mr. Cassaniti was killed on site after nine floors of scaffolding and concrete fell to the ground.
His mother Patrizia, who served coffee in a mobile truck on the road, was on the site within minutes of the disaster and was told that her son was trapped.
Landcom is said to have reported 39 issues to SafeWork NSW regarding the Greenland Australia construction site (left and right)
Mr Cassaniti's mother, Patrizia, who served coffee in a mobile truck on the road, arrived at the site within minutes of the disaster and was told that her son was trapped.
& # 39; I was in total denial. I just screamed and said: & # 39; No. It is not possible, he is too young, & Mrs. Cassaniti said 60 minutes.
At that time there was much speculation about the cause of the collapse, which also baffled a 39-year-old trader.
An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of Mr Cassaniti's death, since his parents are calling for industrial manslaughter.
While Greenland was the developer, construction was managed by Sydney builder Ganellen and the scaffolding supplied by Synergy Scaffolding Services.
Christopher Cassaniti, 18, was killed on the site after the scaffolding on top of him collapsed
According to the documents obtained by the Herald there were workers on the site without safety equipment and digging tools were left with keys in contact.
Landcom is said to have reported 39 problems to SafeWork NSW regarding the construction site in Greenland.
The data provided varied from & # 39; open billboards … to public spaces with an estimated drop of 15 meters & # 39; to & # 39; workers who work alongside the open hoarding during excavation without a helmet or protection against falling objects & # 39 ;.
But despite an extensive report to SafeWork NSW, focusing on various safety issues, an authority inspector would have declined to comment on the issue.
The Sydney Morning Herald previously reported, Synergy Ganellen had also warned about alleged safety risks related to scaffolding on the site.
SafeWork NSW reportedly refused to comment on why no action was taken to investigate the claims, despite the fact that Landcom reportedly reported its concerns, the Herald reported.
"All notifications made to the subcontractor on site in December 2017 … were complied with," said the SafeWork NSW spokesperson.
A SafeWork NSW spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Friday. The Safework investigation is still ongoing.
& # 39; SafeWork continues to investigate the death of an 18-year-old man on a building site in Macquarie Park & # 39 ;, said the spokesperson.
Greenland Australia would also have declined to comment on the issue in view of the ongoing investigations.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Landcom and Greenland Australia for comments.
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