As per recent reports, it has been revealed that work at a far north Queensland building site has been put to halt after presence of asbestos was suspected. It has been reported that the orders to stop the work were subjected by Workplace health and safety inspectors.
Detailed reports suggest that the building site was located in the village Kuranda was closed after it was suspected that material was contaminated with asbestos.
Further, it has been recovered that samples from the Kuranda building site have been sent for testing.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland spokesman asserted that the site owned by NgoonbiHousing Co-operative Society was adjourned to stop the work and were sent a notice.
She affirmed that the society has been ordered not to carry out any further construction or demolition work, until test reports are not out. And if the material is tested positive for the presence of asbestos, then they will have to wait until the material is managed properly.
However, the co-operative society's Executive Officer, Lionel Quartermaine said, “Construction trainees had been working at the site for a fortnight”.
Workplace health and safety said, “It is monitoring the situation and investigations are continuing”.