Young apprentice killed in university worksite accident
A young apprentice has died and two others have been seriously injured in a building collapse at 's Curtin University.
The accident happened at a construction site at the campus in Bentley about 12.30pm (AWST).
The 23-year-old victim was an apprentice who died immediately after falling more than 20 metres to the ground.
"The deceased's family have been notified and a report will be prepared for the coroner," Commander Bell said.
The other men, both aged in their 20s, suffered serious injuries and are being treated in .
Aerial images showed glass panels from a roof section of the building collapsed onto the site below.
Multiple emergency crews, including ambulance and DFES personnel, were called to the scene.
St John Ambulance tweeted that they had transported two men in their 20s to Royal Perth Hospital with "multiple injuries".
Witnesses said they heard screams coming from the worksite immediately after the accident.
The building in question is the under-construction $110 million School of Design and the Built Environment.
The contract for constructing the five-storey building was awarded last April.
It was announced as the first part of the university's $500 million Exchange initiative, which would establish research and teaching facilities alongside commercial spaces.
Curtin University said in a statement no staff or students had been affected by the accident.