Monday 13 August 2018

DELWP worker dies in vehicle rollover

A Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning employee has died after being thrown from his vehicle on a private property at Cheshunt, 70km north of Mansfield on Friday.

It is believed the man was driving up a steep hill when his four wheel drive slipped sideways and rolled over a number of times, ejecting him from the vehicle.

He did not return home that night and was found on Saturday by a friend who lived nearby.

The man, 60, was employed by DELWP as a wild dog controller.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to 14, compared to 16 at the same time last year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Jeremy Venosta: 0466 733 523, 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.