A child has died after a horror workplace incident in western Queensland. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHS) were alerted to the death of a girl at a workplace incident in Roma at 8.50pm Tuesday.
It is understood she was a seven-year-old girl who was crushed by a tyre in a storage shed while she was playing.
A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland spokesman said the girl’s death was reported at 8.50pm last night. “It doesn’t mean it is when the accident happened, it’s when we were identified. “We’re now making inquiries and will prepare a report for the coroner,” he told The Courier-Mail.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said Queensland Police were assisting WHS. Both WHS and Queensland Police would not confirm any more information about where the incident took place and the circumstances around the girl’s death.
Tributes are pouring in for the family on social media, describing the girl as a “beautiful little gem”.
“RIP beautiful girl,” one said. “It’s something that isn’t fair to have happen to you,” another wrote. “My heart aches for you.” “God that’s sad so sad for the family,” one woman said. “Thinking of the girl’s family. Rest in peace,” another commented.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said they were not called to the incident.
Source: The Weekly Times