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A tradie killed in front of his colleagues in an accident involving heavy machinery at Pinkenba

A man has been killed in a workplace accident involving heavy machinery in the early hours of Friday morning. 

Queensland Police rushed to an excavation equipment business at Pinkenba, in Brisbane‘s east, about 2.30am after reports a man had been injured. 

The man was treated but died at the scene. 

The incident happened at GLB Equipment Pty Ltd which sells excavators and other earthmoving vehicles (file image)

The incident happened at GLB Equipment Pty Ltd which sells excavators and other earthmoving vehicles (file image)

The incident happened at GLB Equipment Pty Ltd which sells excavators and other earthmoving vehicles (file image) 

The incident is understood to have been at GLB Equipment Pty Ltd which sell earthmoving vehicles such as excavators. 

Police and Workplace Health and Safety have begun investigations into the incident but it is not being treated as suspicious at this stage. 

The incident is the second serious workplace accident in Queensland this week after there was an explosion on a Gold Coast rooftop. 

Two men were installing solar panels on the roof of a retail complex in Ashmore when the flash explosion was triggered. 

One man remains in serious condition in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and another man was released from Gold Coast University Hospital. 

The men were understood to have been working on the building’s electricity. 

Workplace Health and Safety are also investigating this incident. 

Police and Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the incident (file image)

Police and Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the incident (file image)

Police and Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the incident (file image) 

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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