Sydney Entertainment Centre Roof Collapses During Demolition


SYDNEY (CelebrityAccess) — A worker narrowly escaped death after the roof of the under demolition Sydney Entertainment Centre collapsed on top of him.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the man was underneath the structure when it gave way, but was shielded by the construction equipment he was operating at the time.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s NSW secretary, Brian Parker, criticized the demolition, suggesting that worker safety on the project was coming a distant second to deadlines and profits.

"It's only a matter of time until we lose another construction worker in yet another avoidable workplace incident like this," he said.

SafeWork NSW, the state's safety regulator, has launched an investigation into the incident. – Staff Writers