Chinchilla Show worker 'not electrocuted' by dodgem cars

The dodgem cars at the Chinchilla Show. Photo Win News
The dodgem cars at the Chinchilla Show. Photo Win News Contributed

UPDATE: Preliminary investigations into the death of a man who died at the Chinchilla Show have revealed he did not die as a result of electrocution, police say.

The 47-year-old Miles man collapsed at the showgrounds while working on a dodgem cars ride and was later pronounced dead.

Senior Constable Ross Olsem from Chinchilla Police said the dodgem cars ride equipment had been tested by an electrician who issued a certificate which stated there were no faults with the ride.

"The investigation is continuing and a report is being prepared for the coroner," he said.

The man's next of kin have been notified of his death.

Some media outlets had reported the death was caused by electrocution, but a spokesman for the Chinchilla Show Society also confirmed the death was not being treated as a workplace incident.

"The ride is operational. Any further questions will need to be directed to police."

EARLIER: An amusement attendant has passed away at Chinchilla Showgrounds today. 

Chinchilla Police as well as Queensland Ambulance Services and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the Showgrounds shortly after midday today where the first day of the Chinchilla Show was taking place to attend to an amusement ride attendant who had collapsed. 

Off-duty medical personnel performed CPR on the 47-year-old-man at the scene before he was transported to Chinchilla Hospital by ambulance services.

Hospital staff were unable to resuscitate the man and he was pronounced deceased. 

Chinchilla Police officer-in-charge Sergeant Gerard Brady said at this stage the death was not being treated as suspicious nor as an industrial incident. 



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