Father-to-be killed in horror Qld forklift accident

Tributes are continuing to flow for a Brisbane man who was killed in a horror forklift accident in Central Queensland.

Joe Williams was driving the heavy machinery along a road in Middlemount around 2.40pm last Saturday when it rolled, trapping him underneath.

Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the 35-year-old could not be saved and died at the scene.


It’s since been revealed Mr Williams was just weeks away from becoming a father to a baby girl.

A gofundme page has since been set up for the man’s family, with friends describing him as someone who was “great to be around” and “always cracking jokes”.

“After the sad passing of Joe Williams we would like to do anything we can to support his partner Casey and their soon-to-be-born baby,” the fundraiser reads.

“We all have fond memories of Joe. Joe was great to be around, always cracking a joke and there if you needed a chat and not afraid of getting his hands dirty.”

Police have confirmed that the Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the death.

“Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to contact the Mackay Forensic Crash Unit,” police said.

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