Wife's heartbreaking tribute to tradie found dead in roof

Matthew Milner, 24, was killed after being electrocuted at work in Perth on Saturday.

The young wife of a tradie who died after being electrocuted on Saturday morning has shared a heartbreaking tribute just one year after the couple were married.

Electrician Matthew Milner, 24, was working in the roof space of a Perth home when the freak accident took place, with his partner Monique turning to social media to pay respects to her "boy".

Left, Matthew and Monique are smiling at the camera which was used alongside her heartbreaking tribute. Right, the couple can be seen on their wedding day.
Monique Milner has shared a heartbreaking tribute after her husband Matthew was killed while working as an electrician on Saturday. Source: Instagram

"Watch over me whilst I live out the life we were meant to live together," she wrote, sharing a picture of the couple embracing one another.

Family heartbroken by sudden loss

Mr Milner's eldest brother Jonathan shared a tribute to the "one brother of us four" who prioritised laughter and sticking together as a family.

"It pains me to know your laughs, your jokes, our time together as four brothers and a family will now only be memories," Jonathan wrote online. "It will never be the same without you."

Monique's father also commented online and vowed to "stay strong" together as a family to honour him.

Jonathan and Matthew Milner can be seen together at a festival (left). Right, Matthew is wearing beer googles and poses for a picture.
Jonathan Milner said his brother was always trying to make others laugh and enjoy themselves. Source: Instagram

"Matthew I'm so proud to call you my son-in-law and to have you taken away so suddenly hurts beyond belief," he said. "I don't have the words to express how profoundly you changed our lives by making Monique so happy."

WA Premier Roger Cook said the state needs to learn from the tragedy so it doesn't occur again.

"These sort of jobs are dangerous jobs and that's why they have so many overlays of training, of regulation and of safety arrangements.

"We have to make sure that we learn from this particular event ... any death in the workplace is tragic. No one should have to go to work and think they're not going to see their loved ones again."

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