Scaffolding builder in the center of a deadly collapse killing an 18-year-old apprentice is being sued by a young worker over another alleged fall
- Scaffolding builder in the center of deadly collapse is being sued by a worker
- Bilal Alelaimat is said to have been hit when the scaffolding fell on the ground in October 2012
- Alelaimat claims compensation, but Synergy has denied the allegations
The scaffolding company at the center of a deadly collapse that killed an 18-year-old intern is being sued by another worker.
The young cup Christopher Cassaniti died on April 1 after nine-story scaffolding collapsed at a semi-finished apartment building in Macquarie Park, in north-west Sydney.
Another worker, a 39-year-old man, was taken off the scaffolding in a critical condition, but has since stabilized.
Synergy Scaffolding Services, which have set up the scaffolding, are currently being sued by the NSW Supreme Court by an employee allegedly injured in a separate work accident, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
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The young cup Christopher Cassaniti died on April 1 after nine-story scaffolding collapsed at a semi-finished apartment building in Macquarie Park, in the north-west of Sydney.
Another worker, a 39-year-old man, was taken off the scaffolding in a critical condition, but has since stabilized
Bilal Alelaimat was reportedly beaten when the scaffolding fell on a location on Hampton Road in Artarmon, northern Sydney, in October 2012.
Alelaimat claims compensation for the alleged accident, but Synergy said it vigorously defends & # 39;
Court documents seen by Sydney Morning Herald claim that Synergy employees dismantled level three scaffolding when a piece hit Mr. Alelaimat who was downstairs.
Synergy is accused of negligence by & # 39; not carefully handling the scaffolding part & # 39; and & # 39; not to secure the scaffolding part to prevent it from falling & # 39; in the claim.
Mr. Alelaimat was employed as a worker and driver by DJ & # 39; s Scaffolding Services when the incident occurred, but he claims that he was driven by Synergy.
He claims that he has reported all aspects of his work to Synergy.
Dozens of professionals watched with horror as the police tried to clear the fallen scaffolding
Synergy Scaffolding Services, which have set up the scaffolding, are currently being prosecuted by the NSW Supreme Court by an employee allegedly injured in a workplace accident
The allegations have been denied by Synergy, who claim that they are not guilty of negligence.
According to the defendant, the damage suffered by Alelaimat would have been his own fault "because he was in a situation of danger in the circumstances" and "failed to keep a good lookout".
Synergy also argues that Mr Alelaimat's claim expired in 2017 because a personal injury claim must be started within three years under the Dutch Railways Restrictions Act (NSW) 1969.
Ibrahim Dakdouk, Synergy attorney, said the man who filed the claim was not a worker employed by Synergy.
Mr. Cassaniti is the fifth person to die this year on a construction site in Australia
& # 39; Synergy wishes to respect the legal process and all parties' rights to a fair trial and will therefore refrain from the details of the case except that the claim will be vigorously defended & he said in a statement Sydney Morning Herald.
The incident at Macquarie Park is currently being investigated by SafeWork NSW and the police.
Mr. Cassaniti is the fifth person to die this year on a construction site in Australia.
Family, friends and colleagues with bright orange work clothes with high visibility were present on Friday at Mr Cassaniti's funeral at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.