WorkSafe investigates quad bike death

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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 22-year-old worker on a farming property in the Shire of Dandaragan, north of Perth, on Wednesday.

She was reported to have been mustering cattle on a quad bike when the bike rolled, causing fatal injuries.

WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed her sincere condolences to the woman’s family and other workers at the farm.

“The recent Independent Inquiry into Safety in the Agricultural Industry found that between 2017/18 and 2021/22, five workers died on WA farms in incidents involving quad bikes,” Ms North said.

A number of resources on quad bike safety are available on WorkSafe’s website.

Media contact: Caroline De Vaney 6251 2363 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only).

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Media release
09 Oct 2023

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