A Perth construction worker lost his life when he fell into a water-filled trench in the city’s western suburbs. Workmates desperately tried to save the construction worker who fell into the 3m deep ditch and became trapped at the Mosman Park site.
Colleagues of the man got into the water and attempted to pull him out before they made the emergency call. Bypassers who witnessed the incident tried to help by passing the man a hose pipe to try and breath. The man was heard screaming that his leg was stuck.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene and took at least 8 hours to retrieve the body making use of specialised equipment.
An investigation has been launched by WorkSafe and the police.
This incident is an example of how quickly things can go wrong on the construction site and the importance of safety procedures.