GC man charged after construction workers crushed by concrete wall

UPDATE @ 9.50am: A Gold Coast man charged over the deaths of two construction workers who were crushed by a concrete wall at Eagle Farm last month has been granted bail.

The 58-year-old appeared in Brisbane’s Magistrate Court this morning on two counts of manslaughter.

Police said the Merrimac man was arrested yesterday on charges which relate to “acts of negligence on the construction site.”


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The two workers were killed when an eight-tonne slab fell on top of them at a construction site at Eagle Farm Racecourse on October 6.

EARLIER @ 9.05am: A Gold Coast man has been charged with manslaughter after two construction workers were crushed to death by a concrete wall at Eagle Farm last month.

Police confirmed a 58-year-old man from Merrimac was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of manslaughter.

They said the charges relate to “acts of negligence on the construction site.”

He is due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

The two workers were killed when an eight-tonne slab fell on top of them at a construction site at Eagle Farm Racecourse on October 6.

There are no further details available at this time.

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