A young boy died at a Perth workplace after falling from a height of about 12 meters at a construction site close to Forrest Place in the CBD area. The 17-year-old is believed to have been installing a glass atrium at the old General Post Office building located at the center of the city.
The incident occurred on Thursday at around 4 am. He was immediately taken to the Royal Perth Hospital. But the doctors could not save him because of the severity of the injuries.
Police have cordoned off the General Post Office building along with some surrounding areas. The building is being refurbished for a Swedish clothing brand H&M. The officers have claimed that the Perth workplace incident’s victim fell from the scaffolding while installing glass.
“It is just a tragic event in the first week of the year when the majority of the construction industry is still on their summer break,” Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union state secretary, Mick Buchan said as quoted by 9News. “We are absolutely devastated to wake up to this, what a waste that this young individual will not be going home.”
Contractors’ Reaction on Perth Workplace Accident
The police are working on the matter with the assistance of WorkSafe and the coroner. The officers are all set to investigate the matter. Valmont directors expressed their grief over the death of the staff of one of their sub-contractors. They said that their prayers and thoughts are with the family of the victim. An assurance was made that Valmont will ensure full cooperation in whatever way possible. They would also assist authorities in all steps of the investigation.
Meanwhile, H&M also came up to give its views on the Perth workplace accident. “Our sincerest condolences are with all those impacted and our thoughts are with the family. We are awaiting further information and are cooperating with Western Australian Police,” the statement said.