Worker dies after fall from truck

WorkSafe is investigating the death of a driver who fell from the top of a truck at a Maffra grain depot last Thursday.
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Wednesday 26 Jan 2022

Industries and topics
  • Transport, logistics and warehousing
  • Fall prevention

The 60-year-old suffered severe head injuries and died in hospital on Friday.

It is believed a hand rail failed as the man was closing hatches on top of the truck's grain container, causing him to fall approximately four metres to a concrete driveway below.

The death is the third workplace fatality for 2022, three more than at the same time last year.

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