Man dies in freak accident while watching a game of football after scaffolding collapses on him – leaving him with head and chest injuries
- Andy Jones tragically killed after scaffolding collapsed during football game
- Football Queensland providing support to all those involved at the club’s match
- The football club has suspended all football-related activities until July 28
- Police are investigating the freak accident and are preparing report for Coroner
A man has died in a tragic accident after scaffolding fell on him at a football game in Queensland.
The 37-year-old Bridgeman Downs man Andy Jones was watching his son’s football match at Mitchelton Football Club in Brisbane’s north on Sunday when the scaffolding collapsed and crushed him.
Paramedics attended the incident shortly before 12:30pm and the man was transported to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with critical head and chest injuries.
He was pronounced dead soon after arrival.
The 37-year-old man tragically died from injuries after scaffolding (pictured) collapsed on him while he watched a football match on Sunday at Mitchelton Football Club in Brisbane
Mr Jones’ wife Rhianne shared a tribute on Facebook that he was her best friend and a father to ‘four beautiful kids’
In a tribute posted to Facebook, Mr Jones’ wife Rhianne shared that he was her husband but most importantly her best friend and the father to ‘four beautiful kids.’
‘We are absolutely devastated. He just went to watch his son play soccer and didn’t come home.’
Football Queensland released a statement saying the remainder of football activities at the club’s Teralba Park were cancelled for the rest of the day to allow for investigations to be carried out.
‘Football Queensland will be providing counselling and support services to the family of the individual involved, club members including players and coaches, referees and volunteers, and those who witnessed the incident,’ the statement read.
Mitchelton Football Club (pictured) suspended all football related activities on Sunday until July 28 for investigations to be conducted
Mitchelton Football Club released a statement on Monday morning telling members they’ll be kept informed of developments while they work with Football Queensland and authorities.
‘The Club has made a decision to suspend all football related activities until Wednesday 28th July. Training will not proceed on either Monday or Tuesday.
‘We ask that everyone respect the decision and also the privacy of players, coaches, friends and family impacted by the incident,’ the football club said.
Queensland Police are investigating the incident and are urging anyone with footage or information to contact authorities as a report is prepared for the Coroner
Police have conducted an investigation into the incident and have urged anyone with footage or information to contact them.
The Forensic Crash Unit will prepare a report for the Coroner.