QCLNG workers in mourning for second time in week

UPDATE TUESDAY: A man who clocked on to his night shift on Sunday evening at QCLNG will never clock off after suffering a fatal heart attack.

The QCLNG employee, believed to be a 67-year-old man, is being mourned by QGC and his colleagues.

It was the second death of a QCLNG worker in a one week, after a fatal motorcycle accident last week claimed the life of worker Graeme Walker.

Many of the man's on site co-workers were instructed to take Monday off work.

"I think he was Cambodian. He was a hard worker who mostly kept to himself," a colleague told The Observer.

"He was one of the older blokes on-site. We are all feeling for his family and sending our condolences."

The Careflight Helicopter was called to the QCLNG site on Curtis Island to help the man shortly after he collapsed.

The man was contracted as a lagger.

He was unable to be resuscitated, despite the best efforts of colleagues, paramedics, the helicopter service and the on-site medical team.

A Bechtel spokesman on Monday confirmed the death, stating the cause was a non-work related health issue.

It is the first death recorded on-site at QCLNG.

CFMEU regional co-ordinator Mick Robinson said the union wished to pass on its deepest sympathies to the family.

He said the death was under investigation by Workplace Health and Safety officers.

MONDAY: A QCLNG employee has died from a suspected heart attack on site at Curtis Island on Sunday evening.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue was last night called to the QCLNG site on Curtis Island to attend an employee suffering from a non-work related health issue.

The employee was unable to be resuscitated, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the helicopter service and the on-site medical team.

A Bechtel employee issued the following statement: "We are working with the employee's family to provide assistance and support during this difficult time."



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