Man crushed to death on board RoRo ship at Australian port

A member of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and employee of Toll Group, Australia’s largest transport company, Anthony Attard, was crushed to death on board the Tasmanian Achiever while docked at the Toll Shipping facility in Port Melbourne.

The deceased was helping load cargo on board the Roll-on Roll-off vessel at around 1:45PM on Tuesday when he was run over by a vehicle.

In a statement, the Union called for greater focus on waterfront safety noting it “must be mandatory and it must be law.”

Attards’s brother and best friend were with him when he died and he is survived by his wife and three children.