Man dead after being violently punched on worksite

A truck driver has been charged following a brutal assault at an industrial site in Newcastle that left a man dead.

It;s believed the truck driver began violently punching the 45-year-old victim after a minor forklift collision on Tuesday afternoon.

Paramedics were called and found the man unconscious. He was later pronounced dead at John Hunter Hospital.


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A 44-year-old man has been charged with assault causing death and will appear in Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.

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