Dad-of-two dies in freak workplace accident at a woodchipping plant after just two days on the job – leaving his girlfriend to raise their kids alone
- Tyler Neild, 28, was killed in an accident at a woodchipping facility on Tuesday
- Ambulance officers were called to the business near Albury just after midday
- Both police and SafeWork NSW have launched investigations into the accident
- Mr Neild has a partner and two young sons and recently bought his first house
A young father has been killed in a freak workplace accident at a woodchipping plant after just two days on the job – leaving a devastated partner and two sons behind.
‘Tyler was an outgoing friendly bloke who worked hard to provide for Annie and their two beautiful boys. He was a devoted father and loving partner,’ friend Kate Langley wrote on a GoFundMe page for the family.
Mr Neild and his partner Annie Branch (pictured) bought their first house together two years ago
The couple have two young sons (pictured) with tributes calling them a ‘beautiful family’
The page has raised more than $10,000 as of Thursday night with more than 132 people donating.
‘Sending love and support to a beautiful family,’ one person wrote.
Mr Neild, from Snake Valley in Victoria, was a contractor for Oreco Group and had only been working at the facility for two days.
The father-of-two and his partner Annie Branch had just purchased their first house together two years ago.
A crime scene has been established at the accident site and detectives from Murray River Police District are investigating.
The NSW workplace safety watchdog has also launched its own investigation.
‘SafeWork NSW is investigating a fatality of a plant operator who died at a wood chipping facility at Howlong yesterday,’ a department spokesperson said.
NSW Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
Mr Neild had only been working at the facility for two days when the accident happened