Rally to support injured worker

FRIENDS, workmates and the general community are rallying to support the children and family of a 34-year-old Banora Point man who remains in intensive care after a work place accident early last month.

Duane Darragh is still in the intensive care unit of the Gold Coast Hospital after a concrete block weighing more than a tonne fell on him at a South Murwillumbah concrete-manufacturing company.

Tomorrow friends and others have organised a benefit day for Mr Darragh, his children aged 5 and 7 and his family, at Brother's Leagues Club in Murwillumbah from 3pm-8pm (NSW).

Family friend Eryn Young said the community had rallied to support the cause with a jumping castle, Hoopla Circus and Mad Sports activities along with face painting, raffles and entertainment donated for the day.

She said a new child's motorbike had also been donated by Paul O'Brien's Motorcycle Clinic in Murwillumbah for raffling or auctioning.

Mr Darragh was badly injured when a 1.2-tonne concrete stormwater box fell on him at work just before 7am on Thursday, October 6.

Initial police investigations revealed he was struck on the head and right arm when the stormwater box slipped from a forklift. He suffered severe head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Murwillumbah Hospital before being transferred to Tweed Hospital and later Gold Coast Hospital.



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