Tuesday 24 October 2017

Mildura worker dies while loading heavy machinery onto tray truck

A man has died after being crushed by a road roller in Mildura.

It is believed the man in his 50s was loading the roller onto a tray truck in a depot yard when he was crushed.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The man's death brings to 21 the number of Victorians killed at work this year, compared to 24 for the same time last year.

It's the second workplace fatality within a week in regional Victoria. The body of a man in his 50s was found on a property at Yarck last Thursday morning. It's believed he died after falling off his motorbike.

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

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.