Man crushed in shipping container dies

A production manager has died after a stack of 3.6-tonne panels fell on him as they were being unloaded from a shipping container on Tuesday.


It is believed the 56-year-old was inside the container at a Carrum Downs truck body manufacturer when the panels crushed him against the wall about 10.37am.

WorkSafe is investigating.

The death brings the number of workplace fatalities for the year to three, which is one more than at the same time last year.