SafetyNet 630

Welcome to the 6 July, 2022 edition of SafetyNet. Last week's publication was interrupted by COVID. We're pleased to be back and able to bring you this week's edition.

Sadly there have been two workplace deaths in Victoria since last SafetyNet.

WorkSafe report a farmer died after becoming entrapped in a harvesting machine on a property at Gembrook on 29 June. It's believed the 82-year-old man had been working alone on the harvester before he was found unresponsive around 10am.

A maintenance worker has also died after falling through a polycarbonate roof panel on a shed at a Monbulk plant nursery last Wednesday. WorkSafe report the 66-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but died on Friday.

WorkSafe are investigating both deaths.

We send our sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. These workplace deaths were preventable. Two Victorian workers did not return home to family and friends, as they should have. Mourn the dead, but fight like hell for the living.

We hope you find this week's edition useful and interesting. Feel free to share it and please encourage others in your workplaces to subscribe.

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