A confronting public awareness campaign that highlights the risks associated with quad bike use has been launched by WorkSafe Victoria.
A man has died after the quad bike he was driving rolled and crushed him at a dairy farm in Victoria's south-west on Sunday.
The recent deaths of three men in three days in separate farm incidents are terrible tragedies, and our thoughts are with their families, friends and communities as they mourn their loss.
WorkSafe is calling on all farmers to make safety their absolute priority following a horror period in which three men died in separate farming incidents over the past three days.
A farming company was last week prosecuted and fined $450,000 following an incident in which a 15-year-old boy was killed after the forklift he was driving rolled and crushed him.
A 76-year-old man has died on a farm at Anakie, near Geelong, yesterday.
A farmer has died on a cattle farm at Kergunyah today, after falling from a quad bike.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a self-employed diesel mechanic on his property in Edenhope on Sunday afternoon.
Farm injury claims fell by more than 14 per cent in the past 12 months and are now at a 10-year low, according to new figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
As the busy harvest season draws closer, farmers and grain growers are being urged to make safety the most important part of their planning, WorkSafe Health and Safety General Manager, Lisa Sturzenegger said today.