Two Victorian lives claimed in "tragic 48 hours"

Wednesday, 29 July, 2020

Two Victorian lives claimed in "tragic 48 hours"

Two workers have died in separate incidents in what WorkSafe Victoria has described as “a tragic 48 hours”.

A 60-year-old farmer died on Friday, 24 July when his tractor rolled on a property at Myrniong, near Bacchus Marsh. The man is believed to have been slashing on uneven ground when the incident occurred.

On Sunday, 26 July a 34-year-old man died after he was crushed while working on a tipper truck at his Lilydale home. The man is believed to have been working on the chassis of the truck with the cargo bin raised when it fell on top of him.

The incidents bring the state’s number of workplace fatalities this year to 42, which is two more than at the same time last year.

Both incidents are being investigated by WorkSafe Victoria.

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