WorkSafe is urging employers in the construction industry to be aware of the serious risks when working from height following two serious incidents in the past 24 hours.
A Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning employee has died after being thrown from his vehicle on a private property at Cheshunt, 70km north of Mansfield on Friday.
A farmer has died in an incident involving a tractor on a farm at Barjarg, near Mansfield yesterday.
A man in his 50s has died after falling from a motorbike on a cattle property at Yarck, about 135km north of Melbourne.
A man who fell 4.3m off a ladder at a construction site in Maidstone on Friday has died in hospital.
A farmer has died after the tipper trailer he was operating collapsed and crushed the cabin of his prime mover.
A delivery driver died yesterday when he was run over by his truck at a storage depot in Tullamarine.
A 69-year-old man who suffered critical head injuries on Sunday after falling four metres at a construction site at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula has died in hospital from his injuries.
Shipping operator Toll Transport Pty Ltd was today convicted and fined a record $1 million over the death of an employee who was crushed to death while helping load the Tasmanian Achiever at Webb Dock in 2014.
Workers and employers must put safety first in the busy lead-up to Christmas to prevent workplace fatalities.