Ann Everett (Mark McCallum, son, 34)

Ann Everett (son, Mark McCallum, 34)

“My son put his safety in their hands. And now he’s gone.”

Mark was an experienced and competent crane driver working on the construction of a pier in Dalrymple Bay. Things had gone wrong all morning: four or five attempts to get the concrete slabs in place had failed. There was a lot of pressure on the workers to get the job done by the end of the shift. It was all about time. In the end Mark was crushed as he tried to clear debris from the tracks for the jinker. The company was found to be negligent.

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