Published: 6 Sep 2018
A man has died, another is fighting for his life and a third has been injured in an industrial accident on the corner of Watts Street and Whitehorse Road in Box Hill.
The crane is owned by Clarke Cranes, the same company that was responsible for the incident in Richmond last month that required people be evacuated from their homes.
At around 12:20pm the concrete kibble (bucket) on the crane fell on the men after the lifting equipment failed. The kibble landed in a pit where the workers were standing.
Senior MICA Paramedic Gary Robertson confirmed one construction worker had died and another worker, who was pulled from the construction site, suffered multiple fractures and “extensive trauma. He is now fighting for his life in The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
This year seven construction workers have been killed at work in Victoria.
"Absolute tragic scenes on the construction site in Box Hill after a concrete kibble fell on several workers. Unconfirmed reports coming through of 1 fatality, another critical. Our thoughts are with all involved." - John Setka