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Two Irish men killed in Perth workplace accident

It’s believed the men were aged in their 20s and in Australia on work visas.
Nov 25th 2015, 3:57 PM 70,904 29

TWO YOUNG IRISH men have been killed in a workplace accident in East Perth, Australia.

It happened as they were working at a construction site, the West Australian reports.

According to the paper, the men were aged in their 20s and in the country on work visas.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is aware of the case and stands ready to provide consular assistance.

The scene of the workplace accident in East Perth. Source: Screengrab/Kate Smithers

The men suffered crush injuries after at least one concrete panel fell from a truck as it was being unloaded.

It happened at around 11.30am local time (3.30am Irish time) according to the West Australian’s report.

Workers were evacuated from the area, and the site – at the junction of Goderich Street and Bennett Street – was closed for several hours.

Police, St John’s Ambulance and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services all attended the scene, according to ABC news.

swan1 East Perth Source: Google Maps

An investigation into the accident is underway.

“Due to the incident being at a construction site, WorkSafe have been advised and they are attending the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident,” a police spokesman said, according to ABC.

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