Worker dies at Rockhampton meat works


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A man has died after he reportedly suffered a medical condition while working at a Rockhampton meat works.

Queensland Ambulance paramedics were called to the meat works located on Lakes Creek Rd early Thursday morning following reports of “uncertain breathing”, Blackwater Herald reports.

Police and inspectors from Workplace Health and Safety attended the scene.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Rockhampton-based meat works said it was deeply saddened by the death of one of their employees.

“Teys Australia is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our employees who suffered a sudden medical condition at our Rockhampton plant early this morning,” the statement read.

“The Teys Rockhampton workforce is a close family and this man has been a much-loved part of our team for thirteen years.

“Other employees on site attempted to resuscitate the man, however, were unsuccessful.

“Our thoughts are with his family, and Teys will be providing support to both the family and other employees affected by this event.

“To respect the family’s privacy at this time, we will not be providing further details.

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