Two construction workers have reportedly been crushed to death by a concrete wall at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
"I’m very saddened to hear of these tragic events at Eagle Farm."
Nine News Brisbane (video below) originally reported that the two men were in a potentially serious condition but reports now indicate the accident was fatal.
“Whilst the exact circumstances are unclear, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is on site and a thorough investigation has commenced," she said in a statement.
It is understood the incident occurred at around 4pm today, with the construction work part of a $37 million revamp of the course.
“I expect to receive a full report into this matter as soon as possible.”
The Minister expressed her deepest sympathies to the friends and families of the workers.
Queensland Minister For Racing Grace Grace said a thorough investigation into the tragic incident had begun.
“My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives."
Two dead after wall collapse at Eagle Farm Racecourse