Helicopter death being investigated

WorkSafe is investigating the death of a man who fell from a rescue helicopter while being winched to safety on Saturday.
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Tuesday 03 Sep 2013

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The man, 65, had injured his ankle in rough terrain at Macs Cove, about 20km south of Mansfield in Victoria’s northeast.

An Air Ambulance Victoria helicopter was called to the location and, while being winched to safety, the men fell from his safety harness.

WorkSafe inspectors and investigators attended the scene on Saturday and Sunday and are continuing their investigations.