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Man dies on UC hospital building site at Bruce

By Canfan - 5 August 2016 7

Worksite death

A man died yesterday afternoon while at work at the construction site for the University of Canberra Hospital at Bruce.

Investigators surrounded a fallen crane at the scene last night.

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Team are conducting a joint investigation into the man’s death with WorkSafe ACT and will prepare a report for the coroner.

Police say they were alerted to the incident on Aikman Drive around 6.40pm.

A police announcement about the death posted on Facebook late last night has attracted dozens of expressions of sympathy for the family and friends of the man, and a call for a section of the new hospital to be named in his memory.

“Let’s hope a ward of the new hospital is named after the worker that lost their life,” wrote Matt Mayfair.

“Thoughts are with the family.”

The University of Canberra Public Hospital is due to open in 2018. It is being constructed by Brookfield Multiplex, which has been at work on the site since early this year.

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7 Responses to
Man dies on UC hospital building site at Bruce
1
gooterz 10:18 am
05 Aug 16
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Hopefully the investigation is swift and so the family can have some explanation for this. Thoughts be with them.

2
gooterz 8:20 pm
06 Aug 16
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And yet nothing has come from either side?
Neither party wants to get to the bottom of what happened and see that it doesn’t happen again?

3
Mordd 9:56 pm
06 Aug 16
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So sad. I feel for the family, and the workmates who will be haunted by the memories of trying to save their friend as he died in front of them.

4
Masquara 4:13 pm
07 Aug 16
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Preventable surely.

5
dungfungus 8:27 pm
07 Aug 16
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bringontheevidence said :

Preventable surely.

Strange that there has been no comment from the CFMEU yet.
It is noted that the victim was a Sydney resident.

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pink little birdie 9:38 am
08 Aug 16
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bringontheevidence said :

Preventable surely.

Strange that there has been no comment from the CFMEU yet.
It is noted that the victim was a Sydney resident.

On one of the early articles it was noted he was a union member, condolences and that the union was working with the family, a spiel about workplace safety,and providing counselling services for anyone affected by this tragedy including people who this incident was a trigger to past events.

I don’t see what more needs to be said.

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JC 9:39 pm
08 Aug 16
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bringontheevidence said :

Preventable surely.

Strange that there has been no comment from the CFMEU yet.
It is noted that the victim was a Sydney resident.

On one of the early articles it was noted he was a union member, condolences and that the union was working with the family, a spiel about workplace safety,and providing counselling services for anyone affected by this tragedy including people who this incident was a trigger to past events.

I don’t see what more needs to be said.

Some people like to politicise every tragedy to suit their ideology or political persuasion. Rather than let process get to the truth of things.

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