Friday 12 July 2013

Falling branch kills worker

A worker died this morning after being hit by a falling branch at a logging coupe near Yinnar South in the Latrobe Valley.

It’s believed the branch fell on the worker while he was felling a tree on Upper Middle Creek Road about 11am.

The 38-year-old man died at the scene. WorkSafe is currently on site investigating.

The man’s death takes Victoria’s workplace toll this year to 10, compared to eight fatalities the same time last year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Rosanna Bonaccurso: 0478 305 640, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.