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Robert Sergi Plaque : October 2013
Robert Sergi Plaque : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Nameplate and plaque on Robert Sergi Bridge are dedicated to the memory of Robert Sergi who was killed in a workplace accident.

In 2000, Mr Sergi was a 40-year-old crane company owner helping to build the overpass across the Melbourne to Geelong railway line. Shortly after 7am, the 700-tonne concrete girder on which he and three others were standing collapsed. His workmates were hurt but Mr Sergi suffered a severe head injury and died at the scene.

In 2004, construction company Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd was ordered to pay a total of $525,000 in the Geelong County Court after pleading guilty to four counts of failing to maintain a safe working environment under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985. It was the biggest penalty imposed on a company over workplace death since the 1998 Esso Longford explosion.

Location

Address:Princes Freeway, Robert Sergi Bridge, Corio, 3214
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.057041
Long: 144.389333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:08-October-2000
Actual Event End Date:08-October-2000

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of ROBERT SERGI
24 May 1960 - 8 October 2000
Loving husband of Jane
Father of Mark, Ashleigh and Danielle

Died tragically during the construction of the Corio overpass.
This plaque is a monument to Rob and those who worked with him on fateful night .

Source: MA
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