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A destroyed young girl spends her 13th birthday without her father (pictured together) after he was killed in a horrible mining accident

& # 39; Abandoned with nothing but her memories & # 39 ;: destroyed girl celebrating her 13th birthday without her father after being killed in a freak mining accident

  • Andrew Herd, 44, was killed when his dump truck rolled into the Perth quarry
  • Maddie Herd is being looked after by her aunt and her birthday is on Thursday
  • Mr. Herd's mother, Paulie, said he was a brilliant father who would do anything
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A devastated young girl spends her 13th birthday without her father after being killed in a horrible mining accident.

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Maddie Herd is cared for by her aunt after her single father Andrew Herd passed away at the age of 44.

The dedicated father worked in the Red Hill Quarry in eastern Perth last week when he was The 600-tonne dump truck fell 20 meters into a pit and landed on its side.

Paramedics hurried to the scene but could not save him.

A destroyed young girl spends her 13th birthday without her father (pictured together) after he was killed in a horrible mining accident

A destroyed young girl spends her 13th birthday without her father (pictured together) after he was killed in a horrible mining accident

The dedicated father worked in the Red Hill Quarry in eastern Perth last week when his 600-tonne dumper (photo) fell 20 meters into a well and landed on his side
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The dedicated father worked in the Red Hill Quarry in eastern Perth last week when his 600-tonne dumper (photo) fell 20 meters into a well and landed on his side

The dedicated father worked in the Red Hill Quarry in eastern Perth last week when his 600-tonne dumper (photo) fell 20 meters into a well and landed on his side

Maddie now lives with his sister Kate-Marie Herd, who says she will try on Thursday to do something to celebrate her 13th birthday.

& # 39; You know that you are told at the age of 12 that your father is no longer here, is really very difficult, & # 39; she said to 7NEWS.

Mr. Herd's mother, Paulie, said he was a brilliant father who stopped FIFO work to be closer to his daughter.

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& # 39; I still see this man putting bows and ribbons in this little girl's hair. He was the best dad, & she said.

& # 39; He would do anything for everyone & # 39 ;.

A friend has one GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses for the & # 39; completely broken & # 39; family.

Maddie now lives with his sister Kate-Marie Herd, who says she will try on Thursday to do something to celebrate her 13th birthday. Pictured: the truck after the accident

Maddie now lives with his sister Kate-Marie Herd, who says she will try on Thursday to do something to celebrate her 13th birthday. Pictured: the truck after the accident

Maddie now lives with his sister Kate-Marie Herd, who says she will try on Thursday to do something to celebrate her 13th birthday. Pictured: the truck after the accident

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& # 39; She (Maddie) now has nothing more than his possessions and memories & # 39 ;, reads the page.

Mining company Hanson said in a statement: "The accident was tragic and our thoughts are with the driver's family, as well as his friends and colleagues in this difficult time.

& # 39; Hanson cooperates fully with the police and investigates with the authorities how the incident took place. & # 39;

A colonial investigation will try to determine how the accident happened.

Hansen mining company, owner of the Red Hill Quarry (photo) northeast of Perth, said the accident was tragic

Hansen mining company, owner of the Red Hill Quarry (photo) northeast of Perth, said the accident was tragic

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Hansen mining company, owner of the Red Hill Quarry (photo) northeast of Perth, said the accident was tragic

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