TRAGIC WEEKEND TOLL: TWO WORKPLACE DEATHS

Two workers tragically died in separate incidents over the weekend, prompting investigations by WorkSafe.

In the first incident occurred when a farmer, aged 61, was loading grain into a truck at a farm near Warracknabeal, when a mobile auger tipped over, striking him.

In the second incident, a 52-year-old truck driver lost his life while unloading sand at a concrete yard in Dandenong South, as the trailer he was unloading tipped onto the truck's cabin, crushing him.

These incidents mark the third and fourth confirmed workplace fatalities this year. All have involved workers aged 50 or older.

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