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Rail worker killed by falling steel

The Abigroup subcontractors were positioning a section of rail and sleepers using a large crane when the accident happened, according to the construction major.Abigroup said the accident happened at 11.00pm last night. A WorkCover NSW spokesman told Australian Associated Press the worker who lost his leg was one of four men who sustained serious injuries when the steel fell on top of them. The spokesman said the crane was swinging the load of steel across the track when it fell.“The deepest sympathies of Abigroup and all its employees are with the workers and the families at this time,” Abigroup managing director David Jurd said.The crane operator has been interviewed by police and the scene has been investigated by detectives, forensic officers and WorkCover NSW representatives, according to AAP. Abigroup said today it was assisting police and WorkCover with their investigations.

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