The family of a quarry fatality victim who was killed in a tragic incident last week at the Hanson Red Hill Quarry near Perth have started a GoFundme campaign to raise money for a memorial service and ongoing support for the worker’s immediate family.
Andrew Herd, 44, a former mining FIFO worker, was killed when his truck plummeted from a bench at the Hanson Red Hill Quarry on Thursday.
Andrew was a single father and had recently given up FIFO work to be closer to his daughter, Maddie, who is about to turn 13.
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“His pride and joy was his beautiful daughter who is turning 13 next week,” the GoFundMe statement reads.
“She is now left with nothing but his belongings and her memories.
“My heart is breaking watching and not being able to take this pain away from his family, his sister, his mother … these women are the most loving and incredible women in the world.
“And Andrew was the same.”
“This tragedy has left them (the family) shell shocked and broken. “
Quarry fatality under investigation
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Director Mines Safety Andrew Chaplyn told AMSJ that DMIRS is investigating the fatal incident at Hanson Construction Materials’ Red Hill site on 20 June 2019.
‘DMIRS is unable to comment on the cause of the incident while the investigation is ongoing. The department may publish a Significant Incident Report to raise industry awareness of important safety issues. ‘
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