Chico, 15, is killed and another teenager is injured in an abnormal sprinkler accident

The teenagers were moving one of the farm's irrigation systems when they reportedly came in contact with a power line, sending deadly discharges through the sprayer (stock image)

Chico, 15, is killed and another teenager is injured in an abnormal sprinkler accident

  • Two teenagers have received electric shocks on a farm in North Queensland
  • They were working on a farm in Atherton Tablelands when the tragedy happened
  • A sprinkler touched electrical lines, electrocuting one child and burning the other

Adam Mccleery for Daily Mail Australia

Tragedy has hit a farm after one teenager was killed and another seriously injured in a strange farm accident.

The two boys, both 15, were working on a farm in the far north of Queensland on Friday when they received massive electric shocks.

They were moving one of the irrigation systems on the farm when it allegedly came into contact with a power line, sending deadly discharges through the sprayer.

The teenagers were moving one of the farm's irrigation systems when they reportedly came in contact with a power line, sending deadly discharges through the sprayer (stock image)

The teenagers were moving one of the farm's irrigation systems when they reportedly came in contact with a power line, sending deadly discharges through the sprayer (stock image)

Paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the Atherton Tablelands farm at 6 p.m., where they found the two children.

AUSTRALIAN DEATHS AT THE FARM IN 2017

Research from the University of Sydney found that there were 68 deaths on farms reported by the Australian media in 2017.

An increase of the 2016 figure of 63 deaths.

Tractors (13) and quads (11) were the main cause of death on farms in 2017, representing 40 percent of all deaths.

Of the fatal cases, 9 (13%) involved children under 15 years of age.

There were also 179 non-fatal agricultural incidents.

Source: Health and safety in the Queensland government workplace

One of them suffered a cardiac arrest when they arrived, while the other was fully conscious, but suffered severe burns, a spokeswoman for the Queensland Ambulance Service told The Courier Mail.

"The burn patient was transported to Atherton Hospital and the other was pronounced dead onstage," the spokeswoman said.

A farm safety report published by the University of Sydney based on research from the Australian Center for Agricultural Health and Safety showed that there were 68 deaths on farms reported by the Australian media in 2017, a slight increase from 63 in 2016.

Tragically, nine of the fatal cases (13 percent) involved children under the age of 15.

Paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the Atherton Tablelands farm at 6 p.m., where they found both children and quickly took them to the hospital (stock image)

Paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the Atherton Tablelands farm at 6 p.m., where they found both children and quickly took them to the hospital (stock image)

Paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the Atherton Tablelands farm at 6 p.m., where they found both children and quickly took them to the hospital (stock image)

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