Friday 15 January 2016

Man dies after tractor rolls into dam

A man who died last weekend after the tractor he was driving rolled into a dam has now been confirmed as Victoria’s third workplace fatality of 2016.

The incident happened on January 9 at Kialla West, south of Shepparton.

It is believed the man was moving a bale of hay while travelling down a narrow dirt track when the tractor rolled. The man, 67, died at the scene.

WorkSafe is continuing to investigate the incident.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caitlin Rode: 0434 685 577, 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.