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.