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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has joined calls for a coronial inquest into the death of a worker killed during construction on the NSW State Government’s $59 million Barangaroo Ferry Hub.

Six months ago, Tim Macpherson, a young father of two, was working as a rigger on Barangaroo wharf when he was killed instantly on March 1 after a heavy beam fell on top of him.

Tim’s father Iain, a local man, has called on the State Government to conduct a coronial inquest into his son’s tragic death.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“I am joining calls by Senator Doug Cameron, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and many others for a coronial inquest into Tim’s death.”

“The tragic circumstances surrounding Tim’s death need to be fully investigated after safety issues were raised.”

“The MUA raised many concerns about safety before Tim’s death and the Government failed to address those concerns.”

“Concerns about safety were ignored and at the end of the day, a worker has been killed and his children left without a father.”

“A family has been left broken. Tim’s father Iain is haunted by his son’s death on a daily basis.”

“This tragedy should never have happened and so many questions remained unanswered.”

“The State Government should do the right thing and I am calling on the Premier to order a full coronial inquest.”