Crane throws 1.5 tons of concrete into a well where three men were working, killing one and leaving two injured
Sam Duncan for Daily Mail Australia
One construction worker has been killed and two others injured by a 1.5-tonne bathtub that fell from a crane to a well where the men worked.
The terrible accident happened at a construction site on Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, in east Melbourne, shortly after 12 pm on Thursday.
It is believed that a mechanical failure has caused the concrete load to plummet into the well.
A crane has dropped a load of concrete into a well, leaving three people injured, one of them seriously
The horrific accident occurred at a construction site on Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, in East Melbourne, shortly after 12:00 p.m. from Thursday
One of the wounded men remains trapped, while two others have been removed, reported 3AW.
Of the two men released from the well, one is in critical condition and the other suffered minor injuries.
John Setka, of the Union of Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy CFMEU, said that a worker had broken both arms.
"As far as we can tell, one of the cranes with a hammer head seems to be that the hook comes off with the kippel, which is the big bucket full of concrete," he said.
"It's a mechanical failure … It's quite traumatic, absolutely shocking."
It is believed that a mechanical failure caused the concrete load to plummet into the well where the men were working