DRIVER DIES IN GARBAGE TRUCK CRUSH

The tragic incident of a garbage truck driver's death in Melbourne's CBD has been reported. The 26-year-old driver stepped out of the truck on Hosier Lane, but the vehicle rolled forward, crushing him against a post and building wall.

WorkSafe is currently investigating the incident which marks the 29th confirmed workplace fatality for 2023, compared to 31 deaths recorded at the same time last year.

Our heartfelt condolences to family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased man.

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