Thursday 28 March 2013

Wall collapse on Swanston Street

Three people have died after the collapse of a wall at a development site on Swanston Street in Carlton.

The incident happened just before 3pm last Thursday when a 21-metre section of brick wall collapsed on to the footpath at the Carlton site.

Two victims, a 19-year-old man and 33-year-old woman died at the scene. An eighteen-year-old woman was taken to hospital with critical injuries and died on Sunday, 31 March. 

A comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the wall is underway.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty on 0478 881 663 or Rosanna Bonaccurso on 0478 305 640

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.