The Weatherill Labor Government must ensure that safety is the top priority at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site.
Today, media outlets have reported that two cranes have collided at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site – the fifth incident at the site in four weeks.
On Tuesday, another incident involving a crane led to the suspension of crane operations at the site.
“We support the suspension of crane operations at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital until this issue is resolved, because worker safety must come first,” said Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas.
“In an ideal world, projects are delivered on time, on budget and safely.
“But currently – under the management of the Weatherill Labor Government – all projects are experiencing major problems.
“We have already seen the CFMEU warn about the potential dangers to Adelaide Oval construction workers forced to deal with what they have called a ‘crazy’ work schedule.
“Now we see five incidents in four weeks at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site.
“We cannot afford a repeat of the tragic circumstances that marred the construction of the $2.2 billion desalination plant.
“Worker safety must be the Weatherill Labor Government’s top priority.
“South Australians deserve a Government with better priorities to get our State back on track.”