According to MUA, the 55-year-old woman reportedly fell seven metres from the cabin to the concrete below. Since the accident, she has undergone surgery and been placed in an induced coma at St George Hospital, Kogarah. The woman sustained a broken leg, broken arm and a closed head injury.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin, stated:
MUA NSW Branch officials and National Safety Officer Mick Cross have been on site at Hutchison today but it is alarming that other officials were not allowed through the gate. We know the waterfront is a dangerous place to work. That’s why the campaign for better safety is never ending.
Mr. Cross also mentioned that early signs indicate that the company has failed to meet its obligation under the NSW Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011.
Paddy Crumlin, from his part said that Hutchison has failed to adequately consult with its workers the world over.