WorkSafe investigates two regional deaths

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WorkSafe is investigating incidents leading to the deaths of two men in regional areas at the weekend.

WorkSafe has been notified that a 55-year-old truck driver was killed at Emu Flats (near Kalgoorlie) on Saturday when the water truck he was driving rolled on a dirt road.

Notification has also been received that a 38-year-old labourer died after being thrown from an all-terrain vehicle on a farm at Benger (near Harvey).

Inspectors will investigate the circumstances of both incidents to determine whether they are work-related and with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed his sincere condolences to the men’s families.

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

caroline.devaney@dmirs.wa.gov.au

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WorkSafe
Media release
21 Sep 2020

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