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Cleaner killed in 25m fall on Gold Coast

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A worker has died after falling about 25 metres at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said the incident happened at the Broadbeach complex about 9:50am.

Police said the man, aged 29, was in the roof cavity cleaning out air conditioning ducts when he fell.

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He died at the scene.

Senior Sergeant Angelique Maloney said the man was working for a local abseiling firm.

“He had safety harnesses and full abseiling gear – he was quite experienced with abseiling and he’s been doing that for quite some time,” she said.

Workplace Health and Safety officers are investigating.

It was the second work-related death to occur on the Gold Coast on Thursday.

Earlier, a 38-year-old man after a fire broke out at Yatala.

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