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An investigation is underway at Sydney’s Barangaroo construction site following a fire there earlier this month.

The blaze required the site and nearby buildings to be evacuated and a major road, the Western Distributor, to be closed temporarily. The crane at the site was also put at risk.

WorkCover NSW served the construction site’s principal contractor with a prohibition order to ensure the site was not disturbed following the fire, and the authority is now investigating the incident.

WorkCover says the investigation is covering a number issues. Some of these include: What work activities, if any, may have led to the ignition of the fire; why the controls to ensure safe work activities may have failed on this occasion; if the evacuation of the site occurred as required; and what procedures are being used to make the site safe.

For more details, visit WorkCover NSW.

Published on 27 March 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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