CFMEU statement on fatality at Wallan housing estate

Published: 16 Aug 2018

A 35 year old man with 2 children has been killed on a construction site in Wallan after falling into a 10m deep trench.

John Setka, Victorian Secretary of the CFMEU Construction Division sends his condolences to the man's family, friends and workmates.

"No job is worth a life. Every family deserves to be together at the end of the day."

"The construction industry is dangerous, but it doesn't have to be deadly. Safety must be the priority and lives must come first."

"The Turnbull government spends millions of dollars chasing unions for making work safer, surely this money would be better spent forcing builders to comply with safety laws?"