Homicide cops swarm building site as boy, 12, fights for life after sneaking in with siblings and plunging from an unfinished home – as neighbours describe the ‘freak accident’
- 12-year-old boy fell from a home building site in Maddington, Perth, on Monday
- The young boy remains at the Perth Children’s Hospital in a critical condition
- Investigators are working to try and establish the cause of the incident
A 12-year-old boy is fighting for life after sneaking into a building site and climbing on the half-finished home.
The child was playing at the site in the southern Perth suburb of Maddington with siblings when he plunged from a scaffolding about 8pm on Monday.
Homicide detectives arrived at the scene on Virginia Avenue on Tuesday morning, along with forensics officers, to investigate.
The boy was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital with serious injuries head and remains in a critical condition
Distraught neighbours said the boy jumped from scaffolding and was relatively uninjured, but a metal beam then dislodged and fell on his head.
A man who witnessed the freak accident rushed to his aid and stayed with him uuntil paramedics arrived, the West Australian reported.
The boy was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital with serious injuries head and remains in a critical condition.
The site was cordoned off with scaffolding as well as police tape.
A man who witnessed the freak accident rushed to his aid and stayed with him uuntil paramedics arrived (stock image)
Police were forced to tell workers to leave the site after builders arrived to continue the contraction early on Tuesday morning.
WorkSafe officers attended the scene and took photos of the construction site.
Bouquets of flowers were left at the block by well-wishers as locals were visibly upset by the tragedy.
Anyone who may have information is encouraged to come forward.