Just before lunch on 15 October 1970, the West Gate Bridge suddenly groaned. An eerie pinging noise filled the air. A storm of rust flakes peeled off weathered steel. The girders started to turn blue. The bridge fell away beneath their feet. Minutes later, 35 workers were dead.
On Saturday the 15th of October 2016, we will gather again to remember Australia’s worst industrial accident, its victims and the brave workers who risked everything to recover the dead and hurt.
The commemoration will begin at 11.30am and ETU Victorian Secretary Troy Gray will address families, friends and workmates at the
West Gate Memorial site beneath the bridge in Douglas Parade Spotswood.