2004 – 34th Anniversary

The 34th anniversary keynote address, entitled ‘They won’t have died in vain’ was delivered by John Cummins, the Victorian Branch President of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union’s Construction and General Division.

Today marks the 34th anniversary of Australia’s worst peace time industrial accident.

It is my pleasure to formally welcome you to this annual memorial service to those 35 construction workers who lost their lives in the bridge’s 1970 span collapse.

In many ways this is a sad occasion – remembering the lives cut short in the collapse – the heartache and tragedy caused to the families and loved ones.

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