An explosion in the cellar of Hotel Rochester has claimed its second life. David Lobb, 52, died in Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital yesterday.June 27, 2014 9:39am
An explosion in the cellar of Hotel Rochester has claimed its second life.
David Lobb, 52, died in Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital yesterday.
A hospital spokeswoman confirmed that Mr Lobb had died.
Mr Lobb and Barry Purtell, 34, were moving equipment in the cellar of Hotel Rochester on June 15 when the explosion took place.
Mr Purtell, who died hours after the accident, treated Mr Lobb at the scene, with both men having more than 50 per cent burns to their bodies, including faces and airways.
The community has rallied behind the familes of the two men, with a bank account set up for them.
A Facebook page has also been established to support the families of the men. A post on it last night read:
“Unfortunately just a few minutes ago Dave passed away. A brilliant bloke, an even better mate a brother, son and father. He fought for us and gave us hope, but in the end was too much for him.
"Our condolences go out to all the family and friends. We shall remember Davey Boy forever as one of the nicest blokes there is."
"You’re an inspiration Dave. And I (Corey Trist) am so proud to have known you and I'm thankful for everything you have taught me. Rest in peace mate."
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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