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The past week has been tragic, with four Victorian workers killed. Last Wednesday morning a man was killed after he was crushed between a fence and a garbage truck in Koonwarra, South Gippsland. Over the weekend, a second worker, a nightclub security guard, was killed and another critically injured in a drive-by shooting. The third fatality occurred on Monday, when a worker fell from a ladder at a factory. Yesterday a worker was killed when he fell off a roof.

There will be no edition of SafetyNet next week, and we wish anyone who is taking a break a safe and happy time with family and friends. We also urge employers to make sure they do everything practicable to ensure their workers are safe - starting right now!

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