The pregnant fiancée of a fly-in-fly-out worker tragically killed in a forklift accident has said she still wakes up and checks her phone for his 'good morning' texts.
Brisbane man and father-to-be Joe Williams, 35, died when the forklift he was driving rolled and trapped his foot off Black Butt Court in Middleton, Central Queensland.
Paramedics were called to the worksite about 2.40am on Saturday to treat a man in critical condition. Two hours later in Brisbane, Casey Watters received a knock on the door from police and her world collapsed.
Joe Williams, 35, was on a shift as a FIFO worker when a forklift rolled on Saturday and trapped him underneath (pictured with partner Casey Watters)
Mr Williams, a V8 Supercars fanatic, met Ms Watters four years ago after a Brisbane Broncos game (pictured together)
Ms Watters, at nine-and-a-half months pregnant, was surrounded by family and friends at her Mansfield home on Monday as she struggled to understand what happened.
'I have gone from having the most loving, wonderful partner, expecting our first child, and preparing to get married, and now that's all gone,' she told The Courier Mail.
Mr Williams, a V8 Supercars fanatic who would host Bathurst 1000 parties each year, was doing seven-day shifts as a FIFO worker for a fire suppression company and had been on a job north-west of Rockhampton.
'He would send me a good morning text every day that he was away working, and I am still getting up in the morning checking my phone,' Ms Watters said.
'I think it is very unfair that a dad doesn't get to meet his daughter ... He was just so excited about our baby.'
Photographs of the couple, who met four years ago at a city pub after a Brisbane Broncos NRL game, show them playing with their two dogs, dressed up for a day at the horse races, and on holiday in Fiji.
Joe Williams leaves behind his partner (pictured together) who is pregnant with their baby girl. A fundraiser has been started to help the grieving family
Friends and family have banded together and begun two fundraising campaigns to raise money to support Ms Watters and the couple's soon-to-born baby girl.
Close friend Tye Stephenson described Joe as a 'brother, partner in crime and a joker'.
'Tragically taken from us all too soon,' he wrote.
'I promise mate that I will always be here looking out for your beautiful partner Casey and beautiful baby girl, even though I know that you are looking down on them.'
One GoFundMe page has currently raised nearly $5000 for the heartbroken family while another has raised even more.
Mr Williams will be laid to rest next to his older brother Mark.