From broken bones to a death from natural causes, the Waterview tunnel kept WorkSafe busy

by | Oct 16, 2017 | Work Related Injuries | 0 comments

One worker died of natural causes while on a scheduled break during construction of the Waterview tunnel.
One worker died of natural causes while on a scheduled break during construction of the Waterview tunnel.

Multiple workers sustained injuries while constructing Auckland’s $1.4 billion Waterview tunnel.

And one worker died of natural causes while on a break during the final stages of construction earlier this year.

WorkSafe was notified about 12 incidents involving workers from the Waterview tunnel construction site between February 28, 2013 and September 15, 2017, figures released to Stuff under the Official Information Act show.

The Waterview tunnel was the final road section to be completed in the Western Ring Route.
The Waterview tunnel was the final road section to be completed in the Western Ring Route.

The 2.4 kilometre Waterview tunnel was opened on July 2 and is part of the 48km Western Ring Route providing a link between State Highway 16 and State Highway 20.

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