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Delacombe trench tragedy dad backs industrial manslaughter laws

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Dave Brownlee is making sure the death of his beloved son Jack was not in vain.

Just before 11am on 21 March 2018 Jack and co-worker Charlie Howkins were digging a trench in a new estate at Delacombe that collapsed in on them. killing Charlie instantly and Jack a day later.

Premier Daniel Andrews has been at Ballarat Trades Hall today to announce an Implementation Task Force on the tail of Industrial Manslaughter laws.

They will make sure companies are doing the right thing when it comes to the safety of their workers.

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In the meantime, Pipecon PL has been charged by the Victorian Workcover Authority and will return to Ballarat Magistrates Court for a committal mention on May 6.

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