Nov 2018 | Family distraught after apprentice dies in worksite employer Ai Group knew was unsafe

Date: 14 Nov 2018

Source: ABC

Eyes bloodshot, Xiancong Wu's face is drained of colour. His wife, Guojuan, is slumped sobbing by his side, overcome by grief.

Just a few weeks have passed since their 20-year-old son, Dillon Wu, died while working at a Melbourne factory. He was found unconscious and alone at the bottom of a large metal tanker, overcome by fumes.

Dillon had just started his dream job — a prestigious metal engineering apprenticeship with the training arm of The Australian Industry Group, one of the country's most powerful business groups.

"At the start of this job he was like, 'I'm going to do at least two years until I have enough money to buy my own house and everything, so my life can go a better way,'" said Dillon's sister, Xinlei Wu.