A father who died after being crushed by a dump truck while at work was months away from welcoming his second child.
Luke Gowling, 30, died from injuries sustained during the workplace incident in Brinkley, southeast of Adelaide, at about 7.15am on Saturday.
Emergency services were called to the ‘Mulch n More’ workplace and rushed Mr Gowling to the War Memorial Hospital where he died.
The Callington father-of-one’s fiance revealed on social media that she is expecting a second child in March.
South Australia Police and SafeWork SA are both investigating the death.
The fiance of an Adelaide father who died in a tragic workplace accident on Friday, Luke Gowling (pictured), revealed the couple were awaiting the birth of their second child in March
A former workmate of Mr Gowling told The Advertiser the death was a horrible tragedy for the young family.
‘It shouldn’t happen … you go to work to make a living and it is just horrible it has gone this way, it is just tragic and I could not believe the news,’ he said.
‘I feel for his young family and everyone at the workplace, it’s just horrible for everyone.’
Mr Gowling had recently celebrated an anniversary of working at the landscaping supply store.
SafeWork SA arrived at the are investigating the man’s death at the hands of a piece of heavy machinery.
Mr Gowling was crushed by a dump truck at a landscaping business he worked at , Mulch and More, in Brinkley, southeast of Adelaide
Shortly after the incident, Mulch and More released a statement confirming they would be suspending business ‘out of respect’ for Mr Gowling.
‘Mulch N More is deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden passing of a 30-year-old driver this morning in a tragic accident at our Brinkley depot,’ a statement from the business reads.
‘This is a very distressing time for everyone involved and, as a small family-run business, we are grieving along with his loved ones.’
The business said they ‘consider every member of our team to be part of our family’.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner.