Two workplace fatalities recorded in WA in as many days

Two workplace fatalities recorded in WA in as many days

The Western Australian safety regulator, WorkSafe, has confirmed that it investigating two separate workplace incidents in regional areas over the weekend.

In the first incident, a 55-year-old truck driver was killed when the water truck he was driving rolled on a dirt road at Emu Flats, near Kalgoorlie.

The second incident occurred when a labourer died when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle at a farm in Benger, near Harvey. He was 38 years old.

The regulator has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances surrounding both incidents, to determine whether they are work-related, and with the aim of preventing similar accidents in the future.

Darren Kavanagh, the WorkSafe WA Commissioner, relayed his condolences to the families of both men and said that any work-related death is a tragedy.

On average, 24 workers per year die in Western Australia, with men working in remote areas, oftentimes alone, making up around half those figures.

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