Man killed by fall in grain carrier

A 50-year-old man died on Saturday when he fell into an empty grain bulk carrier in the Port of Newcastle.

The Hamilton man had been repairing metal inside the empty grain carrier when he fell a considerable distance from an elevated platform, according to Police Inspector Darryn Cox.

Ambulances arrived on the scene shortly after the fall, which occurred about 8:30am Saturday morning.

The man’s name has not yet been released and government authority and WorkCover representatives attended the scene over the weekend.

A spokesperson from the Newcastle Port Corporation said police inquiries are continuing and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

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