Man Charged With Manslaughter Over Racecourse Deaths
The man charged over the deaths of two construction workers at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Racecourse has been granted bail by the Magistrates Court this morning.
The workers were crushed to death when a concrete slab fell on them while they were in a pit in the track's infield on October 6.
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A 58-year-old Merrimac man has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and is due to face court on Wednesday morning.
"Police investigating a fatal industrial workplace incident that occurred at Ascot on October 6, have charged a man with two counts of manslaughter," a Police statement read.
"A 58-year-old Merrimac man was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter yesterday relating to acts of negligence on the construction site."
There has been an ongoing investigation into the deaths of two construction workers after the men were fatally crushed by a concrete wall at the course over a month ago.
It was originally reported they were aged in their 20's, but it has since been confirmed that they were aged 34 and 55.
The pair had been working on a multi-million infield development, which includes the construction of hundreds of stables.
Emergency services, including seven ambulance crews, rushed to the site just before 4pm.
Other workers tried to help the men before paramedics arrived but it was too late.