“Workers have been burned, seriously lacerated and have sustained long-term back injuries, but the company doesn’t seem to care enough to maintain basic safety reporting procedures.
“We have even had workers being pressured to read paperwork while they were in hospital so contractors can claim that they were working.”
Speaking with Gas Today, Mr Kirby added that union officials had faced significant issues in gaining access to the site.
“When union officials have visited the sites to investigate safety concerns, they have been prevented from accessing areas where breaches were alleged, and even physically restrained,” he said.
“The culture on the Inpex project is simply not good enough, and it is endangering the health and lives of workers on the project, with investors even starting to take notice.”
JKC, gov’t uphold safety and reporting record