EXCLUSIVE: Gardener, 40, killed in tragic wood chipper had just moved from Fiji to start a new life – leaving his job as a teacher
- Samuela Cirivakayawa, 40, was killed on Saturday in northern Sydney
- The Fiji citizen laid hanging tree branches by a wood chipper
- Colleagues moved a car and Mr. Cirivakayawa was dragged into the machine
- He died on the spot and police and Safe Work NSW are now investigating
- Mr. Cirivakayawa was a trained teacher who recently had family problems
A man killed in a horrible wood chipper was a teacher from Fiji who had recently moved to Australia to start a new life.
Samuela Cirivakayawa, 40, fed branches in a wood chipper in northern Sydney on Saturday morning when apparently he was dragged into the machine.
The two people who worked with him in Lindfield allegedly ran away from their colleague to move a car at that time. They returned and found him missing and blood on the machine.
Cirivakayawa had moved to Sydney after he had buried his father here earlier this year and divorced himself from his wife.
Samuela Cirivakayawa, 40 – a teacher in his home country in Fiji – had recently moved to Australia to start a new life and worked as a lopper
Police at the scene of the horrific incident on Saturday morning after Mr. Cirivakayawa was murdered outside Cromehurst School in Lindfield, on the upper north coast of Sydney
The wood chipper was quickly taped by the police on Saturday morning
& # 39; He came to Australia to bury his father, and later found a job – because the salary for giving jobs in Fiji is quite low, & # 39; said Saula Watson Buro, a colleague and friend who taught.
& # 39; He was a kind person who always smiled and was industrious … very humble and funny. We'll miss him. & # 39;
Mr Cirivakayawa had many problems in his family before the accident & # 39; experienced, including marital problems, friends said.
Prior to his major relocation, he taught in Silana, a village on the coast of the main island of Fiji, along with various Western volunteers.
He seemed to enjoy his new adventure and in March shared several photos of sights such as Sydney Harbor and the Opera House on Facebook.
One of the many photos that Mr. Cirivakayawa shared in March about his new home – Sydney, Australia
His two colleagues & # 39; s had left the scene and later returned to find blood on the equipment
Tribute poured in on social media today with a ruined friend who said that Mr Cirivakayawa had been looking forward to traveling through Australia.
& # 39; (You) said that you would save the money and then come to Broome to see my part of the world. Oh my god, I can't believe you're gone. & # 39;
Another friend said: & # 39; (He) was such a very special person and friend who will be missed by so many.
& # 39; I can't believe this happened and my condolences to all his family, his many friends and students from past and present … what a wonderful man. & # 39;
A young gentleman Cirivakayawa (front row) at the education college with friends, including Saula Watson Buro (rear row, left)
The police were informed immediately after the creepy find and their investigation is assisted by SafeWork NSW.
Mr Cirivakayawa's employer, Arbor Tree Group, was approached for comment on Monday.
Another person, a butcher from Queensland, was killed in November 2017 by a wood chipper in Australia.
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