Two deaths over tragic Labour Day weekend


Friday, 13 March, 2020


Two deaths over tragic Labour Day weekend

Two workers have been killed in separate incidents over the Labour Day long weekend in Victoria, bringing the number of workplace deaths this year to 11, which is five more than at the same time last year. A 31-year-old horseracing stable worker died after falling from a horse that was hit by a car near Barwon Heads, near Geelong, Victoria. The incident is believed to have occurred while the horse and male driver were attempting to cross Thirteenth Beach Road.

A 68-year-old worker also died, after being struck by a tractor trailer combination on a farm at Somerville, Victoria. The man was knocked to the ground and run over while the tractor and trailer were being reversed. WorkSafe Victoria is investigating both incidents.

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