Workplace fatality recorded in Melbourne

Workplace fatality recorded in Melbourne

Victoria has recorded another workplace death after a worker was killed undertaking mechanical work on a truck in Lilydale over the weekend.

Emergency services attended the scene in the Yarra Ranges around 4:20 on Sunday afternoon.

Detective Senior Constable Andrew Austin explained that the man was completing mechanical repairs on a tip truck when it crushed him. The 34-year-old man was killed instantly.

Police understand that the truck had been positioned in a certain way for the repairs and something ‘had gone amiss’.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are not suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Under Victoria’s new workplace death legislation, the definition of workplace-related fatalities was expanded on July 1. The death brings the total this year to 42 fatalities in Victoria.

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