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Incident on Curtin University’s Perth campus

Media release

Curtin University wishes to extend its sincere condolences, thoughts and support to all those impacted by today’s tragic incident on campus, which claimed the life of one construction worker and injured two others.

The incident happened at 12.32pm at Building 418 at the northern end of Curtin’s Perth campus where a new School of Design and the Built Environment is being constructed. The site is operated by head contractor, Lend Lease.

It is understood the men were working on or near a glass roof structure when it gave way. Ambulance and emergency services attended the scene and those injured were taken to Royal Perth Hospital. WA Police and workplace safety authorities are investigating. Curtin has cancelled events on campus this afternoon as a mark of respect to those so deeply affected by this tragedy.

We request that people coming to campus avoid the northern end of campus.

No Curtin staff or students were involved in the incident.

Construction at the Building 418 site began in 2019 and is due for completion next year.