Updated April 11, 2018 07:45:50 A major Australian glazier has issued a statement claiming it is “not responsible” for the deaths of three people who died after falling from the roof of a building in Melbourne.
Key points:A spokeswoman for the Queensland Building Code Authority said the state had not been given a warning for the accidentA spokeswoman says it would take a formal report by the coroner into the deathsA spokeswoman from the Queensland Code Authority says it has not received a formal warning for a fall from the top of a Victorian buildingThe Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has said it has been told there are no formal warnings for the March 16, 2018, accident at the Queensland City Hall, which is owned by the ABCC.
The ABCC said it had received the information from Queensland City Council.
“We have received a request from Queensland Council to provide a formal investigation into the cause of the accident.
We have received this information and have confirmed our position that there is no formal notice to our client from the ABCPRA,” a spokeswoman for Queensland City Building Code Board (QCB) said.”
The ABCPBA has not been notified of the formal investigation.
We are continuing to provide advice to the Queensland Board and will do so in due course.”
The ABC said the ABCCB had been advised the ABCPC had not received the formal notice and that the Queensland State Building Code Council had also not been contacted.
However, ABCCC spokeswoman Alison Brown said there was no formal warning issued by the Queensland Government, nor did the ABCCA have any official knowledge of the matter.
“Queensland’s building code is governed by a number of different laws that are not enforced by the Department of the Environment and Environment Protection,” she said.
The Queensland Code Board has been tasked with overseeing the state’s building regulations, which are based on state building codes, including those of Australia and New Zealand.ABCCC spokeswoman Allison Brown said the board would be conducting a formal inquiry into the death of three women who fell from the building roof.”QCB has received information from QCB that the ABCCC is not in a position to issue a formal safety report on the death, but will provide the information if and when we receive it,” she told The World Today.
“As the ABC has no formal notification of this matter, we will have no further comment.”
Queenslanders health minister Dr David Gillespie said he was “very saddened” to learn of the deaths.
“I know the people of the state and the Queensland community are deeply saddened by the death,” he said.”[I] am very disappointed to learn that two of our staff and an employee have fallen.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims.”
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