A baby girl died from postnatal seizures after her mother fell ill at a garment factory, according to Queensland police.
Key points:A Queensland Police investigation is looking into the deaths of seven workers at a sewing factory on the Gold Coast in 2016The girl’s mother, whose name has not been released, has since died of pneumoniaThe garment industry in Queensland has been hit by a rash of infections linked to the industry.
A Queensland police investigation is also looking into how the girl died.
Key highlights:A 26-year-old woman died of respiratory issues after being admitted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on December 1, 2016.
Police said the worker’s death was not being treated as suspicious.
It’s believed the woman fell ill after a colleague washes a garment she was working on.
The garment worker’s mother died the following day and the baby girl’s remains were flown to Brisbane Children’s Hospital.
The mother’s family has since been notified of the baby’s death.
“Our investigation is still ongoing and we would like to know more about the circumstances surrounding the infant’s death,” police said in a statement.
“We are currently liaising with Queensland Government’s coronavirus and related health services.”
Queensland Health said in March that the death was being treated “as suspicious”.
Queenslands Police confirmed it was conducting a “thorough investigation” into the death.
In December, Queensland Police said it had been alerted to a suspicious death at a manufacturing facility in the Gold and Silverside area of Brisbane’s south-east in 2016.
The woman, who had a history of respiratory illnesses, died after being taken to hospital on December 2.
Her death has since come to light after a review by the Queensland Coronavirus Advisory Group.
The review is looking at how the deaths were related to the industrial environment and the way the manufacturing industry operates.
Police are also conducting an investigation into how a baby girl was born prematurely.
Queenslanders will continue to wear protective clothing and other protective gear for two months after childbirth, while the Queensland Government and Queensland Manufacturing Association (QMA) will work together to identify ways in which the industry can improve, police said.
“This is a very difficult time for the manufacturing community and for our workforce and it is our hope that the Queensland Police and QMA will continue working together in this regard,” QMA president Michael McGlashan said in an emailed statement.