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Date Posted01/10/2018

Melbourne Crane Accident Results in One Fatality

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A Melbourne crane incident has led to the death of a worker and the injury of 2 more.

In addition to a fatality, one man was seriously injured and another suffered minor injury at the Box Hill site.

Paramedics said 2 of the men had been submerged and trapped in concrete after a container fell on top of them at the site. Emergency crews worked around the clock to free the men from the wet cement before it dried, rushing one to Melbourne Royal Hospital and the other to Box Hill hospital. The third man died on the scene.

The deceased worker was struck by the object as well as being partially submerged in the concrete. He sustained extensive injuries to his head, chest and abdomen as well as internal bleeding.

It took 40 firefighters as well as specialist urban search and rescue teams to free the men along with heavy rescue and high angle appliances.

Workers at the site including the crane driver were understandably traumatised by the incident.

Source:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-06/box-hill-melbourne-crane-accident/10208664

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