New photos have been released of a Sydney bricklayer who says he removed a coronaviral-caused light from a building by “shock” and “bricking” it to stop it spreading.
Crown prosecutor Michael McBride said the photos were released to the public on Wednesday.
The bricklayer was interviewed on a podcast and appeared on the podcast’s official website with details of the event and the brickslayer’s work.
“He did not have a clue what was going on,” Mr McBride told AAP on Thursday.
“This is an event that he was very familiar with.”
It was not a very well thought out event.
“He said the brickslayers job was to remove the light, which was in the middle of the building, and then to take it to another location.”
I was shocked.
It was a really, really shocking event to me,” Mr McDonald said.
The photos were taken from the back of the house.”
The lights were on, the walls were dark and they had no protection from the sun.
“They were very, very, low light.”
There was no protection for the bricklaying staff.
“You could see a bit of the brick, but they couldn’t see the brick at all.”
Mr McDonald said he had taken the photos when he was not at the work site.
“We went to the back, the wall, to take the bricks away and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t think there’s anything left,'” he said.
“And I said to the bricklayer, ‘I don’t know what’s going on.'”
Mr McBride has said the incident occurred on November 18, two days after a coronasitis outbreak was detected in the city.
“One of the most terrifying things was when they came back the next day with the same bricks that we’d removed,” he said, referring to a similar incident in December.
“In the past we’ve had some very bad incidents where we’ve removed bricks and that has been very tragic for the community.”
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