Farmer feeding sheep killed by trailer

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Farmer feeding sheep killed by trailer

A farmer has been killed by a trailer at a property near Ouyen.

It is believed that the man in his 70s was feeding sheep when the trailer, which was attached to a ute, knocked him to the ground at approximately 9.30 pm.

WorkSafe Victoria Acting Executive Director Health and Safety Paul Fowler once again urged farmers to put safety first.

“Tragically, many on-farm fatalities involve people doing tasks they have done many times before, but experience doesn’t prevent injuries or deaths,” he said.

“WorkSafe is urging farmers to think about the tasks they do each day and whether they can be carried out more safely, for their own sake and the sake of their loved ones.”

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