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Monadelphous workshop employee dies in a tragic accident

Monadelphous Group worker killed in tragic accident

Family and friends have paid tribute to a Monadelphous Group (ASX: MND) engineering workshop employee who was killed in a workplace accident in Kalgoorlie at the weekend.

26-year-old Hayden Grubb from Kalgoorlie was reportedly crushed in an incident at Monadelphous group workshop in Kalgoorlie on Saturday.

Haydyn’s family, in a statement, said “We are devastated at the loss of our son and brother, Haydyn Charles Grubb, who passed away yesterday morning, aged 26.

We were proud as punch of Haydyn. He’d really come out of his shell over the last few months and even weeks. He’d bought a car and was preparing for his P plate test in Kalgoorlie later this week.

Haydyn Grubb was tragically taken in a workshop crush accident

Growing up, Haydyn, the fourth eldest sibling in our family, was the craziest kid of us all, always laughing and joking, involved in everything! He was very family-oriented and spent a lot of his time with us at home in his younger years.

After leaving school, he came into his own, with the biggest circle of friends and busiest social calendar anyone could handle! He was bubbly, the life of any party and had the biggest heart.

Haydyn had moved back to Kalgoorlie about a year ago after a few years in Esperance, and some time in Sydney, as well as a few trips to Darwin to visit us, his brothers. We would like to thank our, and his, family, close friends, the Goldfields community and Monadelphous for their support during this terrible time.

We are going to miss you Haydz. Rest in peace.”

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Monadelphous Group said it deeply regrets to advise, earlier today, Saturday 7 March, there was a serious accident at our workshop services facility in Kalgoorlie involving one of our employees. Emergency services attended, however, the employee has since passed away.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague in the close-knit community of Kalgoorlie. We extend our sincere condolences to our employee’s family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time,” Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri, said.

The wellbeing of our people is our primary focus, and support is being provided to our employee’s family, as well as to our team in the Goldfields. At Monadelphous, the safety and wellbeing of our people is a core value. We will be conducting a thorough investigation into the accident and working with the relevant authorities.

The Monadelphous Group Maintenance and Industrial Services division in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, has been working with BHP Billiton’s Nickel West for than 20 years. In January the Group announced that it had secured a number of contracts across Western Australia with BHP as part of a package of construction and maintenance agreements worth circa-A$110 million ($75 million).

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