WorkCover is investigating the death of maintenance worker this morning who fell while working in a ship’s hold in Newcastle.
The 50-year-old man was working on an elevated platform in the hold of the grain ship docked at Carrington in the Port of Newcastle.
The hold, a large space for storing grain, was empty, as the man was preparing the area ahead of an upcoming shipment.
Police say the man fell off the platform at around 8:30am and died instantly.
The man was not part of the ship’s crew.