Investigations underway after NSW man dies in farm incident

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SafeWork NSW is investigating an incident that occurred in Northern NSW where a male farmer was fatally injured after a slasher fell on him.

The man was working underneath the slasher when the incident happened.

SafeWork said there were no chocks under the slasher, and the farmer was working alone.

Workers are at risk of fatal or serious injury operating or working with farm machinery.

According to SafeWork NSW, tractors, and related implements and attachments, must be maintained and guarded in line with industry standards and manufacturers’ requirements.

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