Victoria records two forklift-related deaths in one week

Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Victoria records two forklift-related deaths in one week

Victoria has recorded two separate forklift-related deaths over the span of a single week; WorkSafe Victoria is investigating both incidents. A 25-year-old stonemason died following an incident involving a forklift at a Somerton factory on 12 October 2021. It is understood that the forklift was being operated on a sloping driveway when it tipped and crushed a worker who was standing nearby.

A 49-year-old worker died after an incident involving a forklift in Lara on 16 October. The worker was helping to move a steel rack with a forklift when the rack dislodged and fell on him. Both deaths bring the workplace fatality toll to 45 for 2021.

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