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The searing heat that caused muscle meltdown and organ failure in a young insulation installer would have been risky to anyone, an inquiry has heard.
The coronial inquest into Marcus Wilson's death concluded on Wednesday when lawyers representing Workcover, the defunct company and the man's family made their final submissions.
Mr Wilson, 19, became confused and hostile after working less than 90 minutes in 45-plus degree heat at a St Clair home, in Sydney's west, in November 2009.
He became irritable and distressed before running erratically into traffic and collapsing on a main road.
Hospital staff placed him into a coma but he died the next day.
He was one of four workers who died working under Labor's botched home insulation program.
Mr Wilson had no experience and was filling in for a friend who was one of a number of contract workers employed by Pride Building NSW.
"Mr Glover held an erroneous view that by engaging his workers as contractors this in some way reduced his obligation to them," counsel assisting Patricia Lowson told the inquest.
The inquest also heard on Wednesday that Pride's sole director Ryan Glover reproduced government risk-assessment documents with Pride's logo some time after December 2009 - weeks after Mr Wilson's death.
William De Mars, representing Mr Wilson's family, said Pride provided no induction training and the company focused on churning out the work without a focus on safety procedures.
"There would have been a risk to any installer working in those conditions on that day," Mr De Mars told the inquiry.
Collin Cini, who worked with Mr Wilson, said Mr Glover pressured his contract workers to get jobs done quickly.
Mr Glover's barrister Dion Accoto said Mr Wilson was a recreational drug user, took steroids and lived on a diet mainly of fast food and soft drinks.
He also noted that the owner of the home gave him a Coke, which a medical expert told the inquest would only worsen a person's susceptibility to hyperthermia.
But Mr Accoto said his client warned Mr Cini on the day to get the scheduled jobs done quickly to avoid the forecast heat.
He also said Mr Cini and Mr Wilson arrived to the St Clair job at 11.30am (AEDT) when the scheduled start time was 10am.
"And that certainly was not consistent with the instructions," Mr Accoto told the inquest.
Deputy NSW Coroner Hugh Dillon will deliver his findings in late September or early October.
Based on information provided by and with the permission of the Western Australian Land Information Authority (2013) trading as Landgate.