Thursday 16 August 2018

Worker dies in trench fall

A man in his early 30s has died after falling into a deep trench at a housing estate under construction at Wallan.

It is believed the man was unchaining trenching shields from an excavator when he fell over the edge of the trench shortly before 3pm today.

Worksafe is investigating.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to 15, compared to 16 at the same time last year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Kathleen O'Dwyer: 0435 409 975 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.