Mom is crushed to death by tractor in freak accident at son’s tomato farm – after property suffers from a shortage of workers due to Covid
- Thi Hga Huynh, in her 60s, died after being hit by a tractor on a tomato farm
- Mrs. Huynh worked on her sons’ farm due to a shortage of foreign workers
- Brothers Minh Canh Le and Michael Le were devastated by the loss of their mother
A mother left two sons devastated after they were crushed to death by a tractor while working on their tomato farm.
Thi Hga Huynh, in her 60’s, was killed by the heavy vehicle at a tomato farm on Old Yanchep Road in Carabooda in the far north of Perth on Friday morning.
Mrs. Huynh’s sons, Minh Canh Le and Michael Le, run the farm together and were seen praying before finding out that their mother had died, which subsequently left them in tears.
One of the Le brothers prays after learning that his mother Thi Hga Huynh was hit by a tractor Friday morning at a tomato farm on Old Yanchep Road in Carabooda in the far north of Perth. Mrs. Huynh’s sons Minh Canh Le and Michael Le run the farm together
The mother worked alone on the tomato farm grounds due to a shortage of farm workers, mostly young travelers, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is not yet clear how exactly Ms. Huynh was crushed by the tractor.
Aerial footage shot through Nine news showed an orange tractor sitting in the sand with a green tarpaulin behind it as police investigated the scene.
Aerial footage taken by Nine News showed an orange tractor sitting in the sand with a green tarpaulin behind it as police investigated the scene
Carabooda is a rural town in the far north of Perth
Eventually, farmhands discovered the mother’s body and called an ambulance, who in turn contacted the police to investigate.
With no witnesses, police, forensic officers and WorkSafe investigators now rely solely on the on-site evidence to find out what happened.
Mrs. Huynh’s family arrived at the farm in groups after hearing the news, and many cried when they saw her body on the ground.
A man, believed to be Mrs. Huynh’s husband, was seen with a gate clamped on while staring at the tractor.
Relatives and farmhands cry and hug after learning that Mrs. Huynh has passed away