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."
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