Worker crushed to death by forklift load


Tuesday, 07 May, 2019


Worker crushed to death by forklift load

A worker has been killed after he was crushed by a forklift load that slipped from its tines.

The incident took place at a machinery depot at Somerton in Melbourne’s north, on Saturday, 4 May.

It is believed that the man in his 40s was cutting a section of excavator track, which was being held by the forklift, when it slipped and pinned him between the track and the forklift’s mast.

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the incident.

The fatality brings the number of workplace deaths this year to 12, three more than at the same time last year.

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