Farm incident leaves man seriously injured


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A man has been seriously injured in farm incident in northeastern Victoria.

Paramedics were called to the farm located along Bungeet Road on Thursday morning about nine o’clock.

It is understood the man in his 50s was struck by a piece of wood and suffered a badly fractured leg.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene before flying him to the Alfred Hospital for further treatment.

Farmers and other agricultural workers make up just 3 percent of the Victorian workforce but – on average – make up 30 percent of workplace fatalities every year.

A total of 27 Victorians were killed in work-related incidents in 2017. This includes 14 deaths from incidents on farms, which is the highest number of farm fatalities since 2004.

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