The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week.
According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard a loud crack before a concrete pouring boom fell and crushed Mr Catanzariti.
Two other workers were also injured in the incident but sustained only minor injuries.
Workers were apparently preparing to pour concrete for a column on the ground floor when they heard the cracking sound and the boom fell.
Mr Catanzariti had only been working at the site for 4 weeks.
A case against a maintenance company and one of its engineer was started by the ACT’s Director of Public Prosecutions but failed after expert reports contradicted over the reason for the bolts giving way.
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