Tuesday 16 February 2016

Man falls to his death at Carlton construction site

A man died when he fell 20 metres down a lift shaft at a construction site in Carlton yesterday.

It is understood the man, in his early 50s, was working on a wooden platform inside the lift shaft when the platform failed and he fell to the ground. He died at the scene.

WorkSafe is investigating.

The tragedy is the fourth workplace fatality this year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caitlin Rode: 0434 685 577, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.