Victorian farmers are being encouraged to take part in a $6 million rebate scheme to help reduce quad bike deaths in Victoria.
Farmers are far more likely to die at work than any other Victorian worker.
That simple but shocking fact is at the heart of a compelling new public awareness campaign to be launched next week.
A company was convicted and fined $250,000 in the County Court this week over the death of a driver who died when a loading ramp he was standing on collapsed at an abattoir in Stawell.
WorkSafe Victoria has issued an urgent call for renewed vigilance by the farming community following the deaths of two men working with tractors on Sunday.
A farmer in his 60s has died on a farm at Tallandoon this afternoon, after falling from a quad bike.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is urging farmers to take a proactive approach to safety during the harvest season.
There is never any rest for the farming community. Rain, hail or shine, there is always something of importance that has to be done.
More than 460 farms are now safer, following a 12-month campaign by WorkSafe inspectors to help identify and eradicate the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces.
A man has died this morning while working on an orchard in Wemen, 100km south of Mildura.
A tree lopping company was convicted and fined $15,000 following an incident in which an employee was knocked unconscious and left hanging from a tree.