Two regional deaths prompt WorkSafe WA investigation

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

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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