Vic man found dead after being crushed by garbage truck


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A 56-year-old man was found dead after being crushed between a fence and a garbage truck in Koonwarra in South Gippsland.

It is believed the driver was working alone at the time and had stepped out of the truck when it rolled forward and pinned him against the fence.

He was found about 9.30am Wednesday morning.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.

The deaths bring Victoria’s workplace fatality toll in 2019 to nine, which is the same as at this time last year.

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