Boss in court over workers crushed by concrete slab

Two men were under a concrete slab when it fell on them. Image: ABC News
Two men were under a concrete slab when it fell on them. Image: ABC News

A CONSTRUCTION boss whose two workers were fatally crushed by a falling concrete slab at Eagle Farm racecourse has faced court in Brisbane today, charged on two counts of manslaughter.

Claudio D'Alessandro, 58, was picked up at Brisbane Airport as he prepared to board a flight to the Philippines, the Courier-Mail reports.

Humberto Leite, 55, and Ashley Morris, 34, were killed when a 10-tonne slab fell on them at Eagle Farm Racecourse last month.


D'Alessandro has spent more than four decades in the industry, and was overseeing the project.

He was granted bail after Magistrate Anthony Gett said the boss was not considered a flight risk.

The horror incident occurred during the redevelopment of the race course, which includes the building of more than 400 new horse stables.

The case will return to court on December 12.

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