A man in his twenties has died after being stung by several bees at a property in Dunkeld.
It is understood the man was employed as a gardener at the property.
WorkSafe investigators are on the scene.
The tragedy takes to 22 the total number of workplace fatalities this year, compared to 25 fatalities at the same time last year.
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