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Date PostedDecember 8, 2016

Teenager Inducted as Carpenter before Serious Worksite Accident

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A 16 year old carpenter was lucky to escape a 7 metre fall down a staircase void, shortly after being inducted onto the worksite as a “capenter”.

The young man had practically no construction experience which raised concerns about the level of supervision being given to young people at the worksite.

The teen was a part of the Master Builders Association KidsAssist scheme, designed to put students at risk of dropping out, into trade apprenticeships.

The young man suffered a crushed shoulder, damaged vertebrae and internal injuries. He had to have a metal rod put into his back.

The incident is under investigation by WorkSafe and the scheme has been put on hold temporarily.

Find out more http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/teenager-was-inducted-as-carpenter-before-serious-worksite-accident-20161104-gsi3gr.html

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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