UPDATE 5:00PM | TWO people are dead after being crushed by a concrete wall at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.
The two people, both believed to be male, were said to be working on a construction site at the horse racing venue in Ascot when a concrete panel collapsed on top of them around 4pm.
More than half-a-dozen ambulances raced to the scene, however, the victim’s injuries were too severe and they were unable to be saved.
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An ambulance spokesperson confirmed to myGC the two workers were pronounced dead by the time emergency services arrived.
Paramedics said the concrete slab would have weighed up to 10 tonnes.
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EARLIER | TWO people have been crushed by a concrete wall after it collapsed on top of them at a racecourse in Brisbane.
It’s understood the incident occurred on a construction site at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in the suburb of Ascot around 4pm.
Seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene. An ambulance spokesperson confirmed paramedics were treating two patients.
The injured persons are believed to be construction workers. The extent of their injuries is not clear.
Early reports suggest they were trapped under the concrete slab.
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