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Truck driver killed in a freak workplace accident in the dead of the night

Chantelle Rodrigues (Daily Mail Australia)

A man who was killed in a freak workplace accident involving heavy machinery has been identified as a loving father-of-three.

Workplace Accident
Workplace Accident

Rick Clayton died at a jobsite at Pinkenba in Brisbane's east on January 22 after a frantic Triple-0 call was made at about 2.30am that morning.

Mr Clayton died at the scene.

Mr Clayton, also known as 'Wicks', leaves behind his three children and partner, Nikki Hensey.

Family friend Rebecca Lee has set up a GoFundMe page to help his family cover expenses.

'Wicks was a kind-hearted, hardworking, funny, life loving man who loved his family unconditionally,' Ms Lee said.

Mr Clayton and his family moved to Queensland from Melbourne two years ago and have been working hard to 'make a better life for themselves.'

'Rick would work six days, nights … whatever it took to provide for his family,' Ms Lee said.


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