Men crushed by concrete at Qld racecourse

A concrete slab fell at Eagle Farm Racecourse with reports two people were crushed

A "devastated" Brisbane racing community is in mourning as authorities work to figure out how a falling concrete slab crushed two workers to death at Queensland's premier racecourse.

The incident comes just nine days ahead of the annual Spring Racing Carnival which begins on October 15. contacted Racing Queensland, but due to the fact there is a police investigation underway, they could not make any comment.

The pair had been working on a multi-million infield development, which includes the construction of hundreds of stables.

Two people are dead after concrete panels collapsed on them at a construction site at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Glen Morrison told ABC a concrete wall in a construction pit collapsed onto the men about 4pm on Thursday.

Representatives from Brisbane Racing Club failed to return Fairfax Media's call.

"Words really can't express how saddened I am", she said.

Two men have been killed in a workplace accident in Eagle Farm.

"Until police and WHS Queensland are finished we won't really know exactly what happened".

"Yesterday marks one of the saddest days in those 150-plus years".

Chairman Neville Bell said Mr Morris and the 55-year-old man were not BRC staff, but worked for a site contractor.

Police and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland officials have given permission for track work to continue at Eagle Farm and for racing to be held at Doomben tomorrow.

"The young one, he doesn't understand at all", he said.

Mr Bell extended his "deepest condolences" the the family and friends, as well as their colleagues who saw the tragedy unfold.

A number of other workers at the scene were treated for shock, but none required transport to hospital.

The project has been described by BRC as the world's first major stable complex to be constructed infield.



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