Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Community Safety Baby Serious Accident Critically Injured hit by Forklift: Heartbroken family keeps vigil in hospital Herald Sun Dec 8th 2014 Toddler



The nine-month-old boy was flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital about 8pm on Saturday 

after his father accidentally ran into him at his motor WORKSHOP in Moolap.








"As has been done with backyard pools, part of the solution may lie 

in making it more difficult for children to be subjected to a dangerous location."









Baby hit by forklift: Heartbroken family keeps vigil in hospital


A look inside the residential area of Blackley Automotive. Picture: Eugene Hyland
A look inside the residential area of Blackley AUTOMOTIVEPICTURE: Eugene Hyland
AN infant hit by a forklift driven by his father remains in a critical condition as his family CONTINUES its vigil in hospital.
The nine-month-old boy was flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital about 8pm on Saturday after his father accidentally ran into him at his motor WORKSHOP in Moolap.
The boy had EMERGENCY surgery as the Victorian WorkCover Authority and Victoria Police investigated the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident.
The Herald Sun understands the family — with four young children — had been temporarily living at the Blackley Automotive workshop in Geelong’s southeast.
Varian Hancock, who was tinkering about in the workshop next door on Saturday night, said it was a chaotic scene as paramedics raced to SAVED THE young boy’s life.

Baby in hospital after forklift incident

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“There were cars going everywhere,” Mr Hancock told the Herald Sun. “I saw (the boy’s father) running out the FRONT.
“The look on his FACE was just devastating.”
Toys, CLOTHES and tools could be seen in a residential part of the workshop, while a highchair was in the workshop near the forklift on Saturday night.
Mr Hancock, 34, said the boy’s distressed MOTHER went with her son in the ambulance while he tried to support other distressed relatives, telling the child’s uncle that he was “here to help”.
“It’s a TRAGEDY, it’s just disastrous,” Mr Hancock said.
Police at the scene the accident in Moolap near Geelong. Picture: Glenn Ferguson
Police at the scene the accident in Moolap near Geelong. PICTURE: Glenn Ferguson
The WORKSHOP, in a small industrial park off the Bellarine Highway, was quiet as the family gathered at the RCH.



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