News State Victoria Melbourne Worker crushed to death by sheets of stone

Worker crushed to death by sheets of stone

Man pinned under hay baler
Police say the man died when sheets of stone shifted and fell on him. Photo: Supplied.
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Police believe a man has been crushed to death after he was trapped by stone sheets inside a shipping container in the Melbourne suburb of Campbellfield.

Victoria Police said the man was inside the shipping container at a business in Campbellfield about 10am on Thursday, when the stone sheets shifted and trapped him underneath.

“Emergency services attempted to free the yet-to-be-identified man who died at the scene,” police said in a statement.

Firefighters have been coordinating efforts to free the man’s body from the container.

A second man was taken to hospital for observation.

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors have arrived at the scene and police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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