Worker crushed by a truck-mounted crane while unloading timber.

Worker Profile

28-year-old man working alone.

Legal Outcome

Under investigation by WorkSafe.

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A tragic incident at a construction site in Berwick, Melbourne’s southeast, has resulted in the death of a 28-year-old worker, crushed by a crane while unloading timber. The event has prompted an investigation by WorkSafe.

Incident Overview

The young worker was operating alone on the site located at the intersection of Atrani Avenue and Santorini Parade when he was struck by the arm of a truck-mounted crane. Despite the prompt response of emergency services around 2 pm on Friday, the worker’s life could not be saved.

WorkSafe Investigation

WorkSafe has launched a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident. The focus is on understanding the sequence of events leading to the incident and determining if all safety protocols were followed.

Context and Statistics

This unfortunate incident marks the eighth workplace fatality in the region this year, a concerning figure when compared to the 13 fatalities recorded at the same time last year. The incident underscores the importance of stringent safety measures and protocols, particularly when working with heavy machinery.

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