Victoria: Devoted father of seven Darren Lamb killed by shipping container

Victoria: Devoted father of seven Darren Lamb killed by shipping container


The distraught family of Darren Lamb, who died at work after a shipping container fall on Monday, has responded to the tragedy.

The distraught wife of a forklift driver who was tragically crushed to death by a shipping container at work has revealed the tragic question their seven kids keep asking her.

Darren Lamb, 44, died while driving a forklift at Conroy Removals in Dandenong, Victoria on Monday morning.

The Herald Sun reported a component of the forklift failed as the shipping container was being lifted, causing the container to fall back onto the driver’s cabin.

Wife Charlene Lamb said her husband was a devoted father who spent most of his free time with their seven children, four of which are still under the age of eight.

“I just don’t understand how he can get up and go to work and never come home due to work safety,” she said.

“[Our kids] are wondering where their daddy is and when he will be back. We are just so lost.”

Charlene said her daughters loved styling their dad’s hair and painting his nails.

“He was known to always have painted nails at work,” she said. “He loved taking the girls on their nightly bike rides and read them a bedtime story almost every night.”

She reminisced about his evening habit, where he would kiss her before jumping in the shower.

“He would always joke and say you never know what might happen while I’m in there,” she said.

A friend of the family has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser on Tuesday and has already raised more than $5000.

Conroy Removals director Philip Gordon said Mr Lamb was a valued employee at the business.

“As we are a family company that has a close-knit team this has had a devastating impact on all our people,” he said.

“Our priority at this time is to provide support to the family of our lost team member and all our Melbourne team.”



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