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Man Crushed to Death on Board RoRo at Australian Port Facility

Rob Almeida
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May 20, 2014

Tasmanian Achiever, published under creative commons license

Anthony Attard, a member of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and employee of Toll Group, Australia’s largest transport company, was crushed to death on board the Tasmanian Achiever while docked at the Toll Shipping facility in Port Melbourne.

The deceased was helping load cargo on board the Roll-on Roll-off vessel at around 1:45PM on Tuesday when he was run over by a vehicle.

In a statement, the Union called for greater focus on waterfront safety noting it “must be mandatory and it must be law.”

Attards’s brother and best friend were with him when he died and he is survived by his wife and three children.

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