Two dead in separate workplace incidents

WorkSafe is investigating the deaths of two workers who were killed in unrelated workplace incidents on Friday.
News article published

Monday 21 Mar 2022

Industries and topics
  • Agriculture
  • Cranes and lifting equipment

A 53-year-old crane operator died in Dandenong South after he was crushed by steel beams weighing several tonnes at about 11.15am.

It is understood a coupling failed, causing the beams to fall on the worker.

Less than three hours later in Kyabram, a 56-year-old worker died after a tractor-spreader combination he was operating overturned.

It is understood the man was driving the vehicle on a road when it jack-knifed and rolled at about 2pm.

The two deaths bring the workplace fatality toll to nine for 2022, six fewer than at the same time last year.

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