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Media Release - Incident at the Esplanade, New Norfolk

The Derwent Valley Council has been made aware of an incident that occurred this morning during some improvement works at the Esplanade.

A contractor’s employee has been injured and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Worksafe Tasmania have been notified of the incident and Council will work with them to investigate how the incident occurred.

Council is concerned about the contractor’s wellbeing and wishes him a speedy recovery.

The works site will be closed to the public until worksafe enquiries have been conducted and the improvement works have been completed.  


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The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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