Worker Killed After Falling 65 Feet While Driving Dump Truck

June 24, 2019
Ambulance illuminated in the dark of night.

A construction worker was killed after falling 65 feet into the pit of an Australian quarry. The 40-year-old worker was operating a large dump truck when it rolled to the bottom of the pit at about 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the scene, but the man couldn’t be saved. Hanson Construction group confirmed the fatality, saying “The accident was tragic and our thoughts go out to the driver’s family, as well as his friends and colleagues,” in a statement.

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Source: 9 News