Thursday 31 May 2018

Worker dies in timber mill incident

A man in his 20s has died in a workplace incident at a timber mill at Benalla.

It is believed the man died after becoming entangled on a conveyor belt about midday yesterday.

WorkSafe is investigating.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths to 11 in 2018, which is the same as at this time last year.

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.

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.