Monday 01 October 2018

Boy dies in tractor incident

A 12-year-old boy has died after he was run over by a tractor towing a spreading attachment at a property near Leitchville on Sunday.

It is believed the boy had got off the tractor when the incident occurred about 7.30am. He was alone at the time.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The death brings the number of workplace fatalities for the year to 20, which is the same as at this time last year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Kathleen O'Dwyer: 0435 409 975, kathleen_o' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Jeremy Venosta: 0466 733 523, 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.