Tuesday 03 September 2013

Helicopter death being investigated

 

 

WorkSafe is investigating the death of a man who fell from a rescue helicopter while being winched to safety on Saturday.

 

The man, 65, had injured his ankle in rough terrain at Macs Cove, about 20km south of Mansfield in Victoria’s northeast. 

An Air Ambulance Victoria helicopter was called to the location and, while being winched to safety, the men fell from his safety harness. 

WorkSafe inspectors and investigators attended the scene on Saturday and Sunday and are continuing their investigations.

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.