DELWP worker dies in vehicle rollover

A Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) employee has died after being thrown from his vehicle on a private property at Cheshunt, 70km north of Mansfield on Friday.


It is believed the man was driving up a steep hill when his four wheel drive slipped sideways and rolled over a number of times, ejecting him from the vehicle.

He did not return home that night and was found on Saturday by a friend who lived nearby.

The man, 60, was employed by DELWP as a wild dog controller.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to 14, compared to 16 at the same time last year.