Two regional deaths prompt WorkSafe WA investigation
Inspectors from WorkSafe WA are investigating the circumstances of two incidents that led to the deaths of two men in regional areas. A 55-year-old truck driver was killed at Emu Flats (near Kalgoorlie) on 19 September 2020, when the water truck he was driving rolled on a dirt road. In a separate incident, a 38-year-old labourer died after being thrown from an all-terrain vehicle on a farm at Benger (near Harvey).
Both incidents will be investigated to determine whether they are work-related, with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any work-related death is a tragedy, and conveyed his condolences to the men’s families.
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