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Workers at risk: Melbourne tradie loses foot in workplace accident

A Melbourne tradie working at an apartment development over the weekend has lost his foot after a workplace incident.

Miladin Adamovic had been working at the West Melbourne development when the incident occurred. Despite surgeons’ best efforts, his foot couldn’t be saved, the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union said.

Image: Getty”We are disturbed that ridiculous construction industry deadlines and restrictions on weekend work are putting workers at risk,” union branch secretary Shaun Reardon said after visiting Adamovic in hospital yesterday.

The union and Worksafe Victoria are investigating the accident.

“My husband’s injury has devastated our family. He simply went to work to provide for his family and now we’re dealing with this,” his wife Mirela said in a statement to the AAP.

More than 3,000 (3,414) workers have died at work between 2003 and 2016, Safe Work Australia reports with the construction industry one of the worst offenders.

– With AAP

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