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Department halts operations at accident prone construction sites

by lloyd last modified 2008-09-30 10:45

Labour inspectors in Limpopo have ordered a Thohoyandou construction company to halt operations at all its three sites after the employer failed to comply with safety laws.

Released by Department of Labour on 16 April 2008

Labour inspectors in Limpopo have ordered a Thohoyandou construction company to halt operations at all its three sites after the employer failed to comply with safety laws.

 

This followed the collapse of a nine-meter high wall at the Madina Shopping complex which left several workers injured.  Inspectors found a make shift scaffolding posing a danger to the workers.

 

“The construction of a scaffolding and form work must be done in accordance with strict engineering principles otherwise the building may in the future collapse”, Labour Spokesperson Zolisa Sigabi warned.

 

The employer was served with three prohibition notices for contravening sections of the Occupational Health and Safety laws – halting all operations at the sites.

 

The act provides that “every employer shall provide and maintain, as far as practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees,’ Sigabi added.

 

The employer was further slapped with contravention notices for failing to notify the department of a construction work before the work started.






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