Thursday 29 August 2013

Worker dies on orchard

A man has died this morning while working on an orchard in Wemen, 100km south of Mildura.

The man, 55, was operating a tractor, when it is believed he climbed down. He was then run over by the tractor.

WorkSafe is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

This is the third fatality to occur in Victorian workplaces in eight days, following the death of a carpenter in Caulfield South and an electrician in Yallourn North last Thursday.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Rebecca Stoel: 0466 749 249, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.