West Gate Bridge Collapse 45th Anniversary

Published: 15 Oct 2015

Survivors and relatives were joined by Union officials, organisers, delegates, OHS Reps and Members to mark the collapse of West Gate Bridge 45 years ago with a minute’s silence at 11.50am.

Danny Gardiner spoke on behalf of the West Gate Bridge Memorial Committee who organise the annual event. CFMEU Construction Victorian Secretary John Setka spoke alongside his father who fell with the bridge 45 years ago and survived.

The West Gate Bridge cost 36 lives. We remember the workers, their families and their communities who suffered through this preventable workplace tragedy.

We pay tribute to the constant work of workplace health and safety representatives and committees, who make Victorian workplaces safer through their work.

We can never relax our vigilance on workplace safety.