WorkSafe investigates death of worker at South Perth

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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 47-year-old tree lopper at a worksite in South Perth this morning.

Two men were believed to have been lopping trees from a cherry picker when the boom snapped and they fell around nine metres. The second man survived the fall.

Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances.

WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed his sincere condolences to the man’s family.


Media contact: Caroline De Vaney 9327 8744 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only) caroline.devaney@commerce.wa.gov.au

WorkSafe
Media release
21 Feb 2012

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