Asia / Oceania
BGC boss offers condolences over worker death
Oct, 23 2012
(Australia) -- Western Australian builder Len Buckridge has offered his condolences to the family of a worker who died after being buried alive at one of his business operations, south of Perth.
The man, believed to be in his twenties, was moving sand from a pile at the BGC concrete plant in Naval Base yesterday when it suddenly collapsed on him.
Paramedics and rescue crews rushed to the site in Beard Street but the worker could not be saved.
Mr Buckridge has told the ABC that the accident is an 'unmitigated disaster'.
The BGC Chief Executive says it was the first fatality at his group of companies in more than half a century and has offered his condolences to the man's family.
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