Thursday 29 March 2018

Man dies in farm truck rollover near Warragul

A worker in his early 30s has died after the fertiliser spreader truck he was driving rolled on a steep hill north-east of Warragul yesterday afternoon.

The man was believed to be operating the vehicle on a farm at Shady Creek when the incident took place.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to eight, one less than at this time last year.  Four of the fatalities to occur this year have been on farms.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Kathleen O'Dwyer: 0435 409 975, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate Murphy: 0481 906 487, 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.