Thursday 22 March 2018

One dead, one injured in trench collapse near Ballarat

A man in his 30s has died and a second worker in his 20s has been seriously injured after a trench collapsed at a subdivision site at Delacombe, near Ballarat, yesterday.

It is believed the men were in a sewer trench which was approximately 3.2 metres deep when the incident occurred about 11am.

The injured worker was airlifted to Melbourne.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths to 6 for 2018, the same as this time last year.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Kathleen O’Dwyer 0435 409 975 Jeremy Venosta 0466 733 523

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.