Devastated friends of the teenage apprentice who had been beaten to death by collapsing scaffolding on a construction site showed their emotion when they carried his coffin during his funeral.
Christopher Cassaniti (18) died in Macquarie Park in northwest Sydney on April 1 when a 15-meter jetty fell on top of him.
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.
Cassaniti & # 39; s father Rob tackled his son's work shirt.
Devastated teenage friends who were crushed by collapsing scaffolding on a construction site showed their emotion when they carried his coffin during his funeral
Family, friends and colleagues with bright orange high-visibility workwear attended Mr. Cassaniti's funeral at St. Mary's # 39; s Cathedral in Sydney on Friday
Mr. Cassaniti's father, Rob (photo), saw his son's work shirt stuck in the service
Christopher Cassaniti (photo), 18, died in Macquarie Park in north-west Sydney on April 1 when a 15-meter tower of scaffolding fell on top of him
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.
She posted a photo with her & # 39; beautiful boy & # 39; on Facebook and subtitled it: & # 39; My guardian angel … sooo much pain. & # 39;
There has been speculation about the cause of the collapse that has also re-measured a 39-year-old trademsan.
Union bosses believe that human error is the most likely cause.
The national secretary of the CFMEU, Dave Noonan, hinted that the scaffolding was either incorrectly set up or overloaded.
Mr. Cassaniti worked at a construction site in north-west Sydney when the jetty on which he was standing collapsed
Mr. Cassaniti's funeral was held Friday at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. Shown: the order of the service
Devastated friends carried Mr. Cassaniti's coffin in the church where his funeral was held on Friday
Workers dressed in highly visible clothing supported each other with hugs outside the church
He told Daily Mail Australia: & # 39; When scaffolding is used and set up properly, specifications are properly maintained and tires are left, and it is only loaded in accordance with the safe workloads that are suitable for the design then it doesn't fall down.
& # 39; Somewhere in that chain something went wrong. & # 39;
Police and SafeWork NSW investigations.
Last year, the security watchdog published 100 reports of breaches of scaffolding safety rules, amid fears for developers to beat the rules to meet tight deadlines during the Sydney boom.
During visits to 1,000 construction sites in the year to November 2018, regulators have issued $ 265,000 in fines for various security breaches.
The mother of an apprentice trader who was put to death on a construction site paid tribute to her & # 39; guardian angel & # 39; in a moving Facebook post. She endorsed the photo above: & # 39; My guardian angel … sooo much pain. & # 39;
Patrizia Cassaniti (pictured with her husband on site) runs a coffee and food wagon at the construction site where her son Christopher was killed
Happy family: Christopher Cassaniti (center) celebrated his milestone birthday with the proud parents Patrizia and Rob
Tragically: Christopher Cassaniti, 18, died in the collapse in Macquarie Park, north-west Sydney on Monday. He is pictured on vacation in Hawaii
Harrowing: This is the harrowing moment when traders frantically tried to rescue two of their friends who were trapped in a mountain of collapsed scaffolding on a construction site
The company that built the scaffolding in Macquaire Park, Synergy Scaffolding Services, said the safety of employees is paramount.
& # 39; We adhere to all safety regulations, ensure that all employees are suitably qualified and undergo specific training and inductions & # 39 ;, it said in a statement.
Shocking video emerged from the scene with frantic traders who tried to save their two imprisoned colleagues & # 39; s.
Blood-curdling screams echoed around the construction site as traders in hard hats and high-waisted jackets rushed to free the men.
They were desperate to help, but the police stopped them for fear that the release of just one piece of steel would cause tons of twisted metal and concrete to collapse further and crush the men.
& # 39; You are wasting time. We need access, & # 39; a trader can be heard screaming in cell phone images showing that a police woman was leading the workers back.
Amid the shouting and shouting of a police officer, a megaphone said: & everyone, we need you to help us, & # 39; before he lowered the device because his radio was interfering.
In the midst of the massacre, a police officer (on the right) took a megaphone and said: & everyone, we need you to help us & # 39; before he lowered the device because his radio was interfering
Frantic: Employees desperately tried to free their colleagues for 20 minutes until the wailing stopped and they were instructed to leave
A policeman (in the photo) approached the excited men and said: & # 39; If you move a piece, the whole thing can collapse. It is like a jigsaw puzzle. & # 39;
& # 39; We help, & # 39; one trader shouted when another shouted: & # 39; You have an entire army here – we're done. & # 39;
Another police officer approached the excited men and said: “If we move the wrong piece, more will collapse. It is like a jigsaw puzzle. & # 39;
& # 39; Then give us instructions, let's do something, & # 39; a trader replied.
& # 39; Come on, let's get started, & # 39; cried one.
The police officer explained: & # 39; If you move something, boom, collapse … & # 39;
At that moment an unknown man shouted: & # 39; My brother is down there. & # 39;
The police officer continued: & # 39; Listen, listen. Let the ambos stabilize and as soon as they are ready, we get it. & # 39;
Mr. Cassaniti died in the collapse in Macquarie Park and became the fifth person to die at a construction site in Australia this year.
His 39-year-old colleague was taken out of the rubble and raced to the hospital in critical condition, where he has since stabilized.
& # 39; We are empty and destroyed by the loss of our beautiful boy & # 39 ;: the family statement of Christopher Cassaniti
& # 39; We feel devastated and empty due to the loss of our beautiful boy Christopher.
& # 39; Christopher was a gentle, kind and hard-working young man full of life and love for his family. He was worshiped by everyone who was lucky enough to meet him.
& # 39; Although nothing can bring our son back, we don't want his death to be just a statistic.
& # 39; No other family should go through this horrible pain.
& # 39; We ask the government to intervene and take immediate action and take stringent measures with regard to site site safety.
& # 39; Critical safety checks and procedures must be at the center of every construction site.
& # 39; We await the outcome of the investigation as to what went wrong.
& # 39; We will miss him very much. One death is too much.
& # 39; We would ask that the media now leave us alone to cope with our loss. & # 39;