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Worker dies after falling into water-filled trench on construction site in front of his mates

Workers try desperately to save friend from three-metre-deep construction sight trench full of dirt and water

  • A Perth worker died after he fell into a water-filled trench on a construction site
  • His work mates saw the man fall into the ditch, which was three metres deep
  • Firefighters and a rescue team were sent to recover his body from the trench
  • Emergency crews also took out a pump in order to take the water out  

A worker died after he fell into a water-filled trench on a construction site in front of his horrified work mates who unsuccessfully tried to dig him out.

The construction worker fell and was trapped in the three-metre ditch in Perth’s Mosman Park at around 2.30 pm. 

Firefighters and a rescue team were immediately sent to the scene to recover his body from the trench. 

A worker died after he fell into a water-filled trench on a construction site in front of his horrified work mates (pictured)

A worker died after he fell into a water-filled trench on a construction site in front of his horrified work mates (pictured)

Emergency crews also took out a pump outside a building site on Harvey Street in order to take the water out of the hole

Emergency crews also took out a pump outside a building site on Harvey Street in order to take the water out of the hole

Emergency crews also took out a pump outside a building site on Harvey Street in order to take the water out of the hole, according to Perth Now.  

WorkSafe is investigating the death. 

The accident is the third workplace death to happen in Western Australia in a week.

A tree lopper in his 40s died after being fatally hit by a falling branch while using a cherry picker. 

Another worker died in the hospital after he was found with head injuries at a construction site last week. 

Firefighters and a rescue team were immediately sent to the scene to recover his body from the trench

Firefighters and a rescue team were immediately sent to the scene to recover his body from the trench

 

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