Police reveal details about death of man at worksite

UPDATE: Police has revealed further details about the death of a man at a worksite in Chinchilla this morning.

The victim, a man in his mid-30s, was working in a transport yard on Cooper St when a large pipe which was being unloaded by forklift fell and hit him.

It is understood the man worked for the Neil Mansell Group, a Toowoomba-based transport company.

Police have treated the death as non-suspicious and are expected to complete their report by the end of today.

Workplace Health and Safety officers will then investigate, before the case is handed to the Queensland Coroner.

EARLIER: Police are on the scene of a tragic workplace accident in Chinchilla this morning.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said a pipe had fallen from a truck at a Cooper St business and landed on top of a man, killing him.

Workplace Health and Safety investigators are currently on their way to Chinchilla from Toowoomba.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.



Drawing a lime in the sand, farmer sows seeds of innovation

premium_icon Drawing a lime in the sand, farmer sows seeds of innovation

Turning a sour COVID-19 impact into a sweet fruity profit

Our pet shame! 1000 animals locked up

premium_icon Our pet shame! 1000 animals locked up

Gladstone council will not reveal how many impounded pets are killed

Helicopter rescue from CQ Island

premium_icon Helicopter rescue from CQ Island

A MAN was flown to hospital this morning after requiring immediate treatment on a...