The CFMEU has hit out at an "obscene and tokenistic" fine handed to engineering contractor John Holland over the death of a worker at Brisbane's Airport Link project.

Recently the Federal Court ordered for John Holland to pay $170,000 over the October 2011 death of mechanical engineer Sam Beveridge, who was crushed when a smoke duct formwork collapsed on him. National CFMEU construction secretary Dave Noonan said it equated to “a slap on the wrist”. “Is the community…