Worker killed on roofing removal project

Wednesday, 17 December, 2003

In October, a 40 year old man died in hospital following a fall of approximately 7 metres through an asbestos cement sheet roof at a site in Melbourne's eastern suburb of Dandenong, while removing roof sheets.

WorkSafe Victoria has commenced a comprehensive investigation.

This death follows the death in New South Wales of a 16 year old worker on a roofing job in Sydney's west on 15 October. He also died as a result of a fall.

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