A Greendale man died after being crushed by hay bales on a private property on Long Gully Road.
Due to the scale of the operation, WorkSafe will not be investigating as it doesn’t oversee accidents on country blocks and small-scale hobby-farms. Moorabool police will Police will instead prepare a report for the coroner.
Farming represents one of the most dangerous occupations in Victoria. Only two percent of our workforce is employed in farming, yet it is overrepresented in workplace deaths, accounting for 14 percent of the toll - making it one of the worst occupations for fatalities, after transport.
According to WorkSafe, males also make up more than 90 per cent of those killed with almost two-thirds were aged 55 or older at the time of their death in 2022.
Our sincere condolences to friends and family of the deceased man.