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A monument commemorates the men, women and children who have died at their workplace.

Attached to the monument is a plaque dedicated to Peter Watson who died in a workplace accident in July 2014.  He was operating a Bobcat at the Bradken metal castings factory in July 2014 when he was killed. Police say he used the bobcat to pick up a hot metal cast, weighing about 100 kilograms, from a bin. The heavy load tipped from the bobcat's bucket and crashed through the windscreen of the machine's cabin.  Peter Watson was crushed and died at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services.

Location

Address:Huon Street, Sumsion Gardens , Wodonga , 3690
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.113978
Long: 146.88946
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th April, 2012
Front Inscription

Workers Memorial Day

28th April

In memory and honour of the men women and children who have died at work and to remind us of the importance of improving health and safety in workplaces

Remember the dead - fight for the living

Unveiled by Senator Doug Cameron Senator for NSW
28. 4. 2012

Erected by the North East Border Trades and Labour Council

Plaque :
Peter Watson
11. 2. 1972 - 22. 7. 2014
Bradken - A.M.W.U.

Source: MA
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