A construction worker has been killed and another seriously injured after a series of construction accidents in Brisbane.
Key points:A construction worker was killed after an accident in Brisbane’s inner westConstruction workers were working on the same site as a nearby industrial siteConstruction worker was injured when his truck was hit by a large truckInspectors said a truck had been driven into a construction siteConstruction workers have been placed on leavePolice said they were investigating a number of possible causes of the accident and are treating the deaths as suspicious Construction workers were on a construction project at a construction yard when they saw a truck driving towards them.
Police said a construction worker, named locally as Steven D, was killed and a construction engineer, named as John, was injured.
“It appears the collision occurred on the right side of the road.
Both occupants of the truck were deceased,” Inspector Mike Scott said.”
At this stage we are not able to speculate on the cause of the collision.”
Investigations are ongoing and a Queensland Police spokesman said police were continuing to investigate the incident.
“We have commenced an investigation and are conducting an investigation to establish the facts and circumstances of the incident,” he said.
Police are urging people to stay away from construction sites in Brisbane, especially on roads where construction workers work, especially in areas with construction vehicles.
“Construction workers are working on construction sites which can create a number to injuries for the general public,” Inspector Scott said, adding it was “very important” to be aware of construction activity.
“People are urged to exercise caution when approaching construction sites and ensure you are aware of the safety of construction workers and the area around them.”