Wednesday 15 November 2017

Worker dies after being stung by bees at Dunkeld

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.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate Murphy: 0481 906 487, 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.