A tradie who died after being electrocuted and falling from a roof while on the job has been identified as a young man who recently moved in with his partner.
Jake Anderson, aged in his 20s, was killed in the workplace accident at Engadine, in Sydney’s south, on January 30.
Another man in his 60s was treated by paramedics at the scene and has since recovered.
Mr Anderson had just bought his first house and was living with his partner Jessica Brooke and her daughter Evie
Family friend Luke O’Neile launched a GoFundMe to ensure that his partner and daughter have a place to live ‘as they navigate the uncertain times that lie ahead’.
Jake Anderson, who is in his 20s, has been identified as the tradesman who tragically died at work on January 30 (pictured Mr Anderson with his partner Jessica Brooke)
Mr Anderson had just bought his first house for the three to live in
Mr Anderson died after being electrocuted and falling from a butcher shop roof while on the job in Sydney’s south
Mr O’Neile wrote that Mr Anderson was an enthusiastic skater, soccer player and worker who enjoyed drinking Reschs beer during his downtime.
‘Jake passed away due to a tragic workplace incident,’ he wrote.
‘This horrific news has left Jake’s friends and loved ones in complete heartbreak and disbelief.’
‘Through Jake’s tenacious work ethic, he was recently able to purchase his first house for himself, his beautiful partner Jess and her daughter Evie who he loved dearly.
‘We would love for Jess and Evie to be able to stay in this house for as long as possible and provide financial stability as they navigate the uncertain times that lie ahead.’
Mr O’Niele said that the $30,000 he was seeking for the family would go towards rent, food and monthly bills as well as providing general financial security.
Despite having only been launched on Wednesday the fundraiser has already gained hundreds of donations and raised more than $25,000.
Family friend Luke O’Niele said that the funds raised would help Ms Brooke and her daughter Evie afford to stay in the house
Safework NSW is leading the investigation into the incident and police are making inquiries
Mr Anderson, who was in his 20s, died on the scene while another man in his 60s was treated by paramedics and has since recovered
Mr Anderson’s social media showed him to be a doting partner who loved sport.
One photo showed him dressed in a Rabbitohs jersey while on his way to watch an NRL game with his friends.
His sudden death has sparked an outpouring of grief from friends and loved ones.
‘Jake was one of the most kindest, funny, and energetic kids I ever knew,’ one wrote.
On the day of the accident, it was understood the older man tried to give Mr Anderson first aid and CPR before paramedics arrived.
SafeWork NSW has been notified and is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Police are also following up on the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
‘As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Sutherland Shire Police Area Command,’ a statement from NSW Police said.