A construction worker has been killed after a brick wall collapsed at a house in Mt Pleasant.
The 56-year-old man was killed when the wall collapsed at a house in Kenworthy Place just before 9am.
He was one of two people working to demolish the house when the wall collapsed.
The house was owned by Department of Health and Human Services, according to a title search.
Paramedics tried to revive him but he couldn't be saved.
The other person who was working at the house escaped injury.
A pair of fencers who were supposed to also be working at the house today said they were in shock to hear of the news.
Steve Slater and Tim Wilson said the road was blocked off when they arrived to work.
"That could've been us down there this morning and it could be one of us not going home to see their family's tonight," Mr Wilson said.
"People shouldn't have to go to work and die."
Mr Slater described the incident as "shocking".
"It's not good, it's just not right," he said.
WorkSafe is on scene and investigating, while police will prepare a report for the coroner.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is on the way to the scene.
The fatality brings the number of workplace deaths this year to 17, which is one more than at the same time last year, according to a WorkSafe media release.
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