A boy who was seriously injured in a fall from a height at a residential construction site in Perth has died.
- The 12-year-old was playing on the site with friends when he fell
- Her sister said her organs would be donated to help others
- The incident is being investigated by Worksafe and WA Police
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.
“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.