This Sunday ACTU President, Ged Kearney will join the CFMEU and family members at the memorial of Ben Catanzariti whose life was cut short on Saturday, 21 July 2012 while working on a building site in Canberra.
The memorial ceremony will be followed by the launch of a poster that encourages young people to have wills.
Ms Kearney said, “This will be a day to remember lives cut short at work. No one should lose their life at work but this is especially heartbreaking because of Ben’s age.”
“At 21-years-old, Ben was young when he passed away, Like many other young people the last thing on his mind would have been that he would die and should have a will.”
Ms Kearney said employers should always ensure they have a safe worksite.
“The building and construction industry is one of the toughest with injuries and deaths still occurring in Australia. Employers have a great responsibility to make sure workers on site are safe and when they fail this duty, lives are lost.”
On Sunday, 21 July 2013 there will be a memorial for Ben Catanzariti at the site of the Dockside Apartments, Kingston Foreshore.