a woman of NewcastleAustralia, tragically died while working in a convenience store Woolworthsafter a heavy cleanup crew backed up and crushed her, police said.
Love Harrison she was an employee of a contracted cleaning company for the Jesmond Central store, when she was injured while on duty on Friday.
Emergency services were called around 7:30am, but paramedics sadly pronounced her dead at the scene.
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She leaves behind her husband Glen and their two children, as reported by Nine News. From South Africahad been in the process of applying for his Australian citizenship and had just passed his assessment in the days before he died.
“Every time she said their names (of her familaires), her eyes would light up,” said her friend and former colleague. Tiana Campbell.
Harrison had moved to Charlestown from South Africaleaving behind her twin sister.
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Malerato’s friend, Jessica Abrashe lamented on Facebook: “I still can’t believe I’ll never see your big beautiful smile in person or hear you laugh again.”
Another wrote: “Thank you for being the most beautiful soul.”
Both Campbell and Abra have been in contact with Harrison’s twin sister, who said Woolworths had yet to contact her.
A spokesperson for Woolworths stated that the company was “deeply saddened by the tragic incident” and was assisting in the investigation and providing support to the family.
“We are now in contact with some of his immediate family and this will continue in the coming days,” a spokesman said in a statement.
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