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Bundaberg man crushed to death

Former Bundaberg man Darryl Manderson was crushed to death in Gove on February 25.
Former Bundaberg man Darryl Manderson was crushed to death in Gove on February 25.

A MAN born and raised in Bundaberg has been crushed to death in Gove.

Darryl Manderson, 54 was working as a fitter for Rio Tinto's alumina refinery in the Northern Territory when he became involved in a workplace incident on February 25.

Brother Mel Manderson said the company had not yet released details of his brother's death, but understood he was crushed by machinery.

"They won't say anything because there's two inquiries going on," Mel said. Darryl, one of four children in his family, was born in Bundaberg and grew up in rural Bungadoo.

He attended Bullyard State School and Gin Gin High School before the family moved to the city where he finished school at Bundaberg High School.

At age 24, Darryl moved to Gove for work.

The former Bundaberg man leaves partner Coral in Gove, son Troy, 27, a fly-in-fly-out worker in Gove and daughter, Sara, 22 in Bundaberg.

He also has two grandchildren, one from each of his children. Mel described his brother as a hard worker who was never without a smile.

"A visual memory is that photo (pictured right); he always had that little smile - he always had a smile on his face," Mel said.

Mel said his brother was always on the go, and always doing something to help someone.

An avid golf player and fisherman, Mel said he and his brother were due for a fishing trip this month.

"I had my tickets booked to fly up there on the 21st to go fishing with him," Mel said.

With Darryl's son Troy still in Gove, Mel said the trip would go ahead as planned in memory of the much loved man.

Darryl's death was front page of the Northern Territory times, with the headline reading 'A leader among men'.

Mel said his brother was seen as the 'go to guy' among his colleagues in Gove.

A funeral for Darryl Manderson will be held on Monday at 1.30pm at the Uniting Church on Barolin St.

Topics:  fatality, funeral, memorial, mining, rio tinto




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