Man dies after being crushed by truck at work site

A man has died after reportedly being crushed by a truck at a work site at Victoria Point.

A 56-year-old man has died after a workplace incident southeast of Brisbane.

The incident occurred at a workplace on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road at Victoria Point about 1pm on Saturday and the man died at the scene.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesman said the accident occurred on the Cleveland-Redland Bay Road Upgrade project site

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the person’s family at this difficult time,” he said.

“TMR’s principal contractor for the project, Seymour Whyte, has reported that the incident occurred within the project footprint, near the intersection of Benfer Road and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Victoria Point.

“TMR’s workplace health and safety advisors are assisting the Queensland Police Service and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland with an investigation into the incident.”

He said investigations were ongoing and TMR would continue to work closely with authorities to determine how it occurred.

CFMEU released a statement on Monday.

“The surveyor was crushed by a truck on Saturday at a Seymour Whyte site in Victoria Point,” it said.

CFMEU state secretary Michael Ravbar said the fatality was “yet another wake-up call for the Queensland Labor Government”.

“This … death follows repeated warnings from the CFMEU about the need to modernise outdated regulations about heavy plant and equipment.

“A fortnight ago we saw thousands of building and construction workers march on Parliament House to demand the Palaszczuk Government fix the dysfunctional WorkSafe Queensland.

“Our thoughts are with the family members and fellow workers impacted by this tragedy. How many more catastrophic incidents do we need to see before this government decides to act?”

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

The Forensic Crash Unit is assisting Workplace Health and Safety with their investigations.

A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland spokeswoman said they were notified of an incident that occurred at Victoria Point on Saturday.

“As this is a current investigation, WHSQ is unable to provide further information at this time,” she said.

Redlands MP Kim Richards offered condolences.

“To his family, friends and work colleagues I offer my deepest condolences and that of all Redlanders for this very tragic loss,” she wrote on social media.

Source: Courier Mail

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