Tractor incident kills farmer

Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Tractor incident kills farmer

An incident involving a tractor on a farm near Mansfield has led to the death of a farmer.

The 56-year-old man was working alone at Barjag at around 3 pm when the incident took place.

He phoned a friend seeking help, and his friend administered first aid while waiting for emergency services.

Paramedics arrived but the farmer died at the scene. The tractor, which had a hay feeder trailer attached, was found in a dam about 130 metres away.

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the incident.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to 13, compared to 16 at the same time last year. This is the seventh fatality to occur on a Victorian farm this year.

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