A doting WA father killed in a workplace incident last week is being remembered as a loud and happy young man who loved his family and the life he had created with his partner and their little girl.
Heavy-duty mobile plant mechanic Ty Drummond was killed at ATS Mining Maintenance in South Boulder, about 600km east of Perth, on December 11.
Authorities are probing the Goldfields tragedy to uncover exactly what happened, with reports he was trapped under machinery.
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Preparing for the funeral on Friday, his devastated father Dean Drummond told 7NEWS.com.au family and loved ones were shattered.
“It’s the shock of it, you don’t want to believe it’s happened,” he said.
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Drummond, 25, and his partner Josie recently moved into a new family home.
The pair had plenty of plans for their property and dreamed of raising their one-year-old daughter Sadie there.
“He bought the house and it brought everything together,” his father said said.
“He had dreams and he had just achieved everything he wanted.”
Ty Drummond, pictured with partner Josie and their daughter Sadie, died in a workplace incident last week. Credit: SuppliedDrummond, 25, had recently moved into a new home with his young family. Credit: Supplied
The Lake View Cricket Club described Drummond as a “much-loved friend and teammate”.
“He was also a major player in the Lake View off-season, whether it be fishing trips (‘I’m only going for the beers’), the Lake View golf days (‘I’m only going for the beers’) or our Australia Day and Christmas parties (‘I’m here for the beers!’),” the club shared via Facebook.
“But this season Ty decided he had enough of sitting on the sidelines and officially became a player. Never playing cricket before didn’t stop him from jumping into the sport wholeheartedly.
“Seeing the great man finally step onto the field was something to behold. A golden duck on debut in our 90th anniversary reunion game no less! Even a few misfields couldn’t wipe the smile off his face at the end of the game.
“Our sincerest condolences go out to Josie, Sadie, family and friends. We are truly sorry for your loss.”
Drummond will be farewelled at a service on Friday. Credit: Supplied
Drummond’s brother Dayne has launched a GoFundMe to take some of the financial stress off of his sibling’s family.
He said he had been overwhelmed by the support so far, describing it as “amazing”.
Drummond will be farewelled in Kalgoorlie on Friday morning.