• Rain (Radio Edit)
  • Listen on
Good Times & Great Classic Hits

4KQ693AM

  • now playing:
    Rain (Radio Edit)
    Dragon
  • Listen on
MENU

Children Struggling To Understand Dad's Tragic Death

The children of a man crushed by a concrete wall at Eagle Farm Racecourse are struggling to understand their father's death.

Ashley Morris' father has revealed his grandchildren have been the hardest hit by the workplace tragedy.

Talking to the ABC, Keith Morris said it was a tough concept for them to grasp.

"The young one, he doesn't understand at all," he said.

"He'll be asking 'where's Dad, where's Dad' all the time. Eventually we'll see him."

Investigations are underway into the deaths of two construction workers on Thursday afternoon.

It was originally reported they were aged in their 20's, but it has since been confirmed that they were aged 34 and 55.

The pair had been working on a multi-million infield development, which includes the construction of hundreds of stables.

Emergency services, including seven ambulance crews, rushed to the site just before 4pm.

Other workers tried to help the men before paramedics arrived but it was too late.

Queensland Racing Minister Grace Grace said she was saddened to learn of the men's deaths.

"My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives," she said in a statement.

Ms Grace said Workplace Health and Safety Queensland had begun a "thorough investigation" and she expected to receive a report "as soon as possible".

AAP/Staff Writers

Photo: 9 News

Share this: