Boy dies in hospital after falling from height at construction site in Perth


A boy who was seriously injured in a fall from a height at a residential construction site in Perth has died.

Joshua Field, 12, was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital after the incident in the south-eastern suburb of Maddington on Monday night, but his life support device has now been switched off.

His sister, Charnt’e Turner, paid tribute to her brother on social media, saying the family had lost “a beautiful soul”.

“My 12 year old brother Joshy was injured [badly] after playing on a construction site, shortly after being rushed to hospital and fighting for his life, he [sadly] failed,” she wrote.

She told a fundraising website that the family would donate Joshua’s organs.

“He’s a hero [sic] he never succeeded,” Ms Turner said.

Charnt’e Turner says her brother’s organs will be used to save another person’s life.(Facebook: Champ Charnt’e)

“He helps those in need by donating his heart, lungs and kidneys to save the lives of others.”

Worksafe and WA Police are investigating the incident.

Acting Police Commissioner Colonel Blanch said it was a strong reminder that workplaces and construction sites were dangerous places, especially for children.

“The investigation will focus on the safety of this location and how these children entered it,” he said.


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