Scaffolding firm on the centre of a lethal collapse that killed an 18-year-old apprentice is sued by a younger labourer over ANOTHER alleged fall

  • Scaffolding firm at centre of lethal collapse is being sued by a labourer
  • Bilal Alelaimat was allegedly struck when scaffolding fell on web site in October 2012
  • Mr Alelaimat is claiming damages however Synergy have denied the allegations

The scaffolding firm on the centre of a lethal collapse that killed an 18-year-old apprentice is being sued by one other labourer. 

Younger formworker Christopher Cassaniti died on April 1 after 9 storeys of scaffolding collapsed at a semi-completed block of flats in Macquarie Park, in Sydney’s north-west.

One other employee, a 39-year-old man, was pulled free from the scaffolding in a crucial situation however has since stabilised.

Synergy Scaffolding Companies, who erected the scaffolding, are at the moment being sued within the NSW Supreme Courtroom by a employee who was allegedly injured in a separate office accident, Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

Young formworker Christopher Cassaniti died on April 1 after nine storeys of scaffolding collapsed at a semi-completed block of flats in Macquarie Park, in Sydney's north-west

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Younger formworker Christopher Cassaniti died on April 1 after 9 storeys of scaffolding collapsed at a semi-completed block of flats in Macquarie Park, in Sydney’s north-west

Another worker, a 39-year-old man, was pulled free from the scaffolding in a critical condition but has since stabilised

One other employee, a 39-year-old man, was pulled free from the scaffolding in a crucial situation however has since stabilised

Bilal Alelaimat was allegedly struck when scaffolding fell at a web site on Hampton Street in Artarmon, Sydney’s north, in October 2012.

Mr Alelaimat is claiming damages for the alleged accident, however Synergy stated it’s ‘vigorously defending’ the lawsuit.

Courtroom paperwork seen by Sydney Morning Herald allege workers from Synergy have been dismantling scaffolding on degree three when a chunk hit Mr Alelaimat who was under. 

Synergy is accused of negligence by ‘failing to deal with the scaffolding half rigorously’ and ‘failing to safe the scaffolding half in order to forestall it falling’ within the assertion of declare.

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Mr Alelaimat was employed as a labourer and a driver by DJ’s Scaffolding Companies when the incident occurred however alleges he was directed by Synergy. 

He claims he reported all facets of his work to Synergy. 

Dozens of tradesmen watched on in horror as police tried to clear the fallen scaffolding

Dozens of tradesmen watched on in horror as police tried to clear the fallen scaffolding

Synergy Scaffolding Services, who erected the scaffolding, are currently being sued in the NSW Supreme Court by a worker who was allegedly injured in a separate workplace accident

Synergy Scaffolding Companies, who erected the scaffolding, are at the moment being sued within the NSW Supreme Courtroom by a employee who was allegedly injured in a separate office accident

The allegations have been denied by Synergy who’re arguing they don’t seem to be responsible of negligence.

The defence alleges any injury suffered by Mr Alelaimat was his personal fault for ‘putting himself able of peril within the circumstances’ and ‘failing to maintain a correct lookout’. 

Synergy are additionally arguing Mr Alelaimat’s 2017 declare had expired as private harm motion have to be launched inside three years beneath the NSW Limitations Act 1969.

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Ibrahim Dakdouk, lawyer for Synergy, stated the person lodging the declare was not a labourer employed by Synergy. 

Mr Cassaniti is the fifth person to die at a construction site in Australia this year

Mr Cassaniti is the fifth individual to die at a building web site in Australia this 12 months

‘Synergy needs to respect the authorized course of and all events rights to a good trial and subsequently will abstain from delving into the particulars of the case, save to say the declare will probably be vigorously defended,’ he stated in an announcement to Sydney Morning Herald.

The incident at Macquarie Park is at the moment beneath investigation by SafeWork NSW and Police. 

Mr Cassaniti is the fifth individual to die at a building web site in Australia this 12 months. 

Household, pals and colleagues sporting brilliant orange high-visibility work shirts attended Mr Cassaniti’s funeral at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Friday. 

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