Worker dies at Perth wastewater plant

20/04/2018 - 15:19

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A construction contractor from Henderson-based Civmec has died while working on a wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Perth's south.

A construction contractor from Henderson-based Civmec has died while working on a wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Perth's south.

Police and WorkSafe investigators were called to the Woodman Point facility after the accident on Friday morning.

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the man was believed to have become trapped under a steel beam.

It is understood he died before paramedics arrived.

Civmec chief executive Patrick Tallon sent his condolences to the family.

“We would like to send our condolences to the family and fellow colleagues, we are supporting all involved during this difficult time," Mr Tallon said.

Water Corporation chief executive Sue Murphy said she was deeply saddened and expressed her sympathy to the man's family and colleagues.

The corporation did not yet have full details of the incident and would co-operate fully with police and WorkSafe.

Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston also sent his condolences to the man's loved ones.

"We will investigate this matter further to find out exactly what happened and how it can be prevented in the future," Mr Johnston said.

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