Wednesday 13 September 2017

Braeside fatality takes workplace toll to 18

A 39 year-old male worker has died in hospital from his injuries after an incident last month where the elevating work platform he was operating was struck by a car at Braeside.

It is understood the man was in the process of loading the platform onto a towing vehicle when the car struck the bucket of the platform. The incident took place on 11 August.

The tragedy takes to 18 the total number of workplace fatalities this year, compared to 23 fatalities at the same time last year.

WorkSafeโ€™s investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caitlin Rode: 0434 685 577, 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.