Monday 03 December 2018

Labourer dies after falling from ladder

A 21-year-old labourer has died after falling from a ladder at a residential property in Bendigo on Friday.

It is believed the man was on a ladder placed against the outside of a single storey property in the suburb of Kennington, when the incident occurred at about 12.30pm. He died in hospital later that day.

WorkSafe is investigating.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to 23, compared to 24 at the same time last year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Kathleen O'Dwyer: 0435 409 975, kathleen_o' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR 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.