Car park inspection follows fatal fall

Ryan Robbins fell to his death from a Melbourne carpark.

MELBOURNE City Council will inspect a building where a Colac teenager plunged to his death.

The City of Melbourne issued a statement saying it had made arrangements for a formal safety inspection of a multi-level car park on Russell Street in the city’s central business district, where Colac’s Ryan Robbins fell while text messaging.

Wilson Parking owns the car park.

Mr Robbins died in the early hours of February 4 after he walked two women to their car after a night out.

His grandmother Patricia Schroeter said a police report given to the family said the 19-year-old was distracted writing a text message on his phone when he walked into a barrier and fell from the seventh floor.

Mrs Schroeter called for mandatory minimum height standards for all car park barriers.

The City of Melbourne statement said the council would continue to work with the authorities involved, including the Building Commission, to examine if any other action was required following the police or Coroner inquiries.

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