Darren Mewett Death: Man crushed to death in deadly workplace accident identified

Darren Mewett Death: Father of two, Darren Mewett was crushed to death while trying to fix a garbage truck North Queensland’s Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Darren Mewett was attempting to repair the vehicle near the M1 motorway on Stapylton-Jacobs Well Rd at Yatala when it was believed that the truck’s trash compactor was somehow turned on, crushing Mewett to death.

Emergency services responded to the scene just after 10 a.m. after reports that a man was trapped in the back of the truck.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating.

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