NSW: Worker’s Fatal Fall from Elevated Platform

ABC News

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.

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