Worker dies after abattoir roof collapses
A 30-year old man has died after a freezer
roof collapsed at an abattoir in New South Wales yesterday.
WorkCover NSW is investigating the incident, which occured at Primo
Smallgoods in Scone.
According to WorkCover NSW, initial reports indicate that the worker was
sweeping the floor of a blast freezer at the abattoir when components of
the roof collapsed due to overloading.
Investigations so far have indicated that a build up of ice on the roof may
have been a contributing factor.
WorkCover has commenced an investigation and are also arranging for
structural and refrigeration experts to inspect the site.
At the conclusion of its investigation, WorkCover NSW will prepare a report
for the Coroner.