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Perth man dies in tragic workplace accident at wastewater plant

  •  A man has died in a workplace incident after being crushed by steal beams  
  •  The man worked at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Perth
  • CEO Sue Murphy said an investigation into what happened has been launched

A man has died after a platform he was standing on collapsed and trapped him under steal beams in a workplace incident.

In a statement Water Corporation chief executive officer Sue Murphy said she was deeply saddened by the death of a construction contractor as a result of the incident.

It is thought that the Perth man was working on the the upgrade project at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant this morning.

 A construction contractor has died at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (pictured) 

man has died after a platform he was standing on collapsed and trapped him under steal beams in a workplace incident

man has died after a platform he was standing on collapsed and trapped him under steal beams in a workplace incident

Mrs Murphy expressed her heartfelt sympathy to the contractor’s family and fellow workers.

She said that Water Corporation, who own the plant, did not have full details of the incident yet and would cooperate fully with police and Worksafe. 

St John Ambulance WA paramedics are still on the scene and Worksafe is investigating.  

It is understood the man became trapped under a beam or pipe at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Western Australia.

It is believed the man died at the scene.

Sue Murphy said she was deeply saddened by the death of a construction contractor as a result of the incident

Sue Murphy said she was deeply saddened by the death of a construction contractor as a result of the incident

A spokesperson for St John Ambulance said paramedics received a report of a male trapped under steel beams. 

‘We are at a scene in Munster where a man has been trapped by a beam,’ they tweeted    

The Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest wastewater treatment plant in Western Australia.  

The works currently happening involve the construction of eight concrete tanks and the facilities are set to be completed next year.   

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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