Monday, October 3, 2022

Family’s heartbreaking decision for young victim of construction site accident

The family of the 12-year-old boy who was left fighting for life after a fall at a Perth construction site has made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support.

They say their ‘Joshy’ will be remembered as a “hero”, revealing the young boy was an organ donor whose spirit will now live on in the lives of those he will help save.

Joshua Field suffered catastrophic head injuries after falling from an unfinished home at a construction site in Maddington on Monday.

The 12-year-old was with his cousins ​​and little brother, who watched on as he fell from a wall and was struck on the head by a metal beam.

Joshy Field's family has remembered the 12-year-old as a “hero”.
Joshy Field’s family has remembered the 12-year-old as a “hero”. Credit: Supplied

He was hastened to Perth Children’s Hospital with critical injuries before his devastated family on Wednesday made the difficult decision to say goodbye.

“Words can’t even explain it, he’s so much more than anyone can imagine,” older sister Charnte told Nation World News.

“Even though we’ve lost him, he’s still here, he will still live on.

“He’s a hero, he’s donating his heart, his lungs, his kidneys to save others.”

Joshy’s older brother Jady said it was hard for it to sink in, adding the family felt “broken”.

“It still feels like I’m dreaming,” he told Nation World News.

“We’ve lost the most exciting, happy person in our life… he helped us all.”

Joshy's family has taken comfort in the fact his spirit will now live on in the lives of those he will help save through organ donation.
Joshy’s family has taken comfort in the fact his spirit will now live on in the lives of those he will help save through organ donation. Credit: Supplied

His family say Joshy was a “beautiful soul” who was taken too young.

“It’s an absolute tragedy what happened I wish it could have been a better outcome and that we could have brought you home but we ran outta (sic) time,” Charnte said in a heartbreaking social media tribute.

“I’ll forever cherish you and all the memories we have together.”

The heartbroken sibling has set up a GoFundMe to help the family cover funeral costs.

More safety needed

The site was dark and fenced off, but Joshy’s family wants more to be done.

Worksafe is investigating the tragic accident and officers were at the site again on Wednesday.

WorkSafe is investigating how the tragedy unfolded.
WorkSafe is investigating how the tragedy unfolded. Credit: Nation World News

Security guards have been posted at the unfinished home and more fences have been erected – but it didn’t stop other children from venturing inside the site.

Joshy’s family say he was just being a kid and having fun and are calling for the construction company to make changes.

“I just want them to acknowledge what they’ve done so it doesn’t happen again to another family,” Jady said.

Police say it’s a heartbreaking reminder that construction sites are dangerous.

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