Horse breeder killed in farm incident near Warwick

A thoroughbred breeder has been killed in a farm incident in southern Queensland.

The 45-year-old man died after reportedly becoming trapped in a hay accumulator near Warwick about 11.30pm on Tuesday.

A co-worker freed the man and commenced CPR, but he could not be revived.

Workplace Health and Safety are investigating.

The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association said it was mourning the tragic death of much loved Queensland breeder, Basil Nolan Junior.

‘Basil Junior was always full of life, hardworking and exceptionally passionate about the thoroughbred industry.

‘He was well respected and highly regarded and took on any task enthusiastically and with the utmost professionalism. There was rarely a time that you’d see Basil Junior without a smile on his face.

‘It is devastating to lose Basil Junior in the prime of his life and it is a terrible blow for the next generation of racing and breeding in not just Queensland, but Australia-wide.’

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