Jorge Castillo-Riffo died on the morning of November 27 2014. He had been working on the RAH construction site, and was discovered in a scissor lift, crushed against a ledge. His partner Pam’s last words to him as he left for work that morning were “be careful on the scissor lift.”
Now, 28 months later, SafeWork SA have dropped prosecutions against both SRG and HYLC with barely a word of explanation.
The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been dealt another embarrassing blow today with the Federal Court dismissing all claims against the CFMEU and its’ officials in a claim that director Nigel Hadgkiss had billed as potentially costing the union $1.1million.
“Nigel Hadgkiss has always been a Liberal Party apparatchik, but, even for him, this was overreach.” said Mr. Dean Hall, Secretary of the CFMEU ACT Branch.
Two major trade unions have slammed the federal government’s construction industry regime as ineffective as they launch an application in the Fair Work Commission to recover the entitlements of 850 people left jobless by the shock collapse of a second contract on the troubled Northern Territory Inpex offshore gas project.