A Melbourne worker has been killed in a crane accident at Box Hill.

Two men were submerged and trapped in concrete after the tub fell on top of them, one of the men passed away on the scene while paramedics and workers worked to free the other worker from the wet concrete.

The man was partially submerged in the concrete and was struck by an object as well. He was eventually extricated from the concrete, thankfully before it set.

He sustained serious injuries to his head, chest and abdomen including fractures and internal bleeding. He was rushed to Royal Melbourne hospital for treatment where a trauma team was standing by.

Another man suffered only minor injuries and was rushed to Box Hill Hospital .

Police said both injured workers were in their late 20s.

The incident is being investigated by Victoria Police and WorkSafe.

Union leader John Setka, said this is something that should never happen. The CFMEU were offering support to co-workers who were traumatized by the incident. He said he believes mechanical failure is to blame for the incident.

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