TRIBUTES FLOW: Lachlan Hughes (right) pictured with his father Philip at their property Heatherlea was tragically killed in a workplace accident on Wednesday.
TRIBUTES FLOW: Lachlan Hughes (right) pictured with his father Philip at their property Heatherlea was tragically killed in a workplace accident on Wednesday. Contributed

Tributes flow for expectant dad killed at work

TRIBUTES are pouring in following a tragic workplace accident in Drillham South that claimed the life of Lachlan Hughes.

The 36-year-old, father of two with his wife Anna expecting their third child, was killed suddenly after falling from a significant height at 1.30pm Wednesday.

Workplace Health and Safety has confirmed their inspectors are currently investigating the incident which is reported to have happened at a cattle property at Drillham.

The Queensland Polocrosse Association expressed their condolences on Facebook earlier today.

"It is with great sadness that I inform the Polocrosse community of the tragic loss of Lachlan Hughes on October 31 2018.

"Lachlan was the son of past Queensland Polocrosse President Philip Hughes and wife Adele, brother to Alister, husband to Anna and father to their two beautiful children William and Georgia.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this very sad time."

Mr Hughes was an ambassador for the beef industry where he was the director of Rangeland Quality Meats and involved with AgForce.


Scorcher to top 47C before massive 16C temp drop

Premium Content Scorcher to top 47C before massive 16C temp drop

Queensland to receive cool change following heatwave

Why shopping local scents makes perfect sense

Premium Content Why shopping local scents makes perfect sense

From Christmas in the Whitsundays to a relaxed night in, Manarlee has a scent for...

IN PICTURES: Major facelift headed for Bowen Hotel

Premium Content IN PICTURES: Major facelift headed for Bowen Hotel

The building is set to undergo some serious renovations with plans offering a...