Man crushed to death

A horror death at Western Meat Exporters in Charleville has sparked a Workplace Health and Safety investigation. 

Paramedics rushed to the Charleville goat and sheep abattoir when they received a call at 1.08pm that a 46-year-old employee and local had suffered critical injuries in a machinery incident. Police arrived on the scene about 1.30pm and confirmed the employee died about two hours later. 

It is understood the worker was killed in a machine designed to remove pelts from goats. Police officers have cordoned off the meatworks and have locked down the site until the investigators arrive tomorrow. 

The Charleville-based processing plant is Australia’s largest goat abattoir and processes tens of thousands of animals each week. 


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