Shattered family vows to fight for answers
THE family of a man killed in an industrial accident in 2013 will today start the process of getting the case before the State Coroner.
Simon Poxon died from injuries sustained when he became caught between a truck and a cherry picker at a Torrington business on February 26, 2013.
Emotional family members were present in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday for the sentencing of Jameson Nathan Boon, 22.
Boon pleaded guilty to one charge of failure to comply with health and safety duties. He was placed on a $5000 bond and walked from court beside a member of his legal team.
The court heard Boon was driving a cherry picker onsite at Sherrin Rentals when, on February 26, 2013, reversed the machine when he meant to drive forward.
Mr Poxon, 47, got caught and was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital where he died a short time later.
He had worked at the business for two days.
Speaking outside court yesterday, Mr Poxon's brother Michael Poxon said the family had been left devastated by the result.
He said the man responsible for his brother's death had walked away from court with no penalty.
"This is a weak and pathetic result," he said.
"Anybody's life is worth more than nothing, and that is essentially what has happened today."
Simon's widow Marie Poxon said she would today write to the Queensland Coroner's Court, calling for a full inquest into her husband's death.