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Worker dies at South Wharf

10 Nov 2016

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Tragedy struck South Wharf last month when a construction worker fell to his death on October 26.

Emergency services were called to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) expansion project site shortly after 3.30pm, after a man fell from a piece of equipment.

A Victoria Police spokesperson confirmed that the man, a boilermaker aged in his 50s, died at the scene.  

“It’s believed a man fell from a piece of equipment and died at the scene,” the spokesperson said.

“Worksafe has been notified and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.”

Group managing director of the construction company running the expansion project, ProBuild, Simon Gray issued a statement shortly after the incident.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm a fatality involving an employee of our sub-contractors occurred this afternoon at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre expansion project,” he said.

“Our sincerest thoughts and condolences are with all those impacted – family, friends and workmates.”

“We are awaiting further details on the incident and are co-operating fully with Victoria Police and WorkSafe Victoria. Support and counseling is being offered to all affected construction workers and staff.”

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