SafeWork probes death of worker in Kapunda

A worker was killed at a Kapunda stockfeed manufacturing business in a work accident which happened around 5.45 pm on Sunday.

Initial investigations revealed that the 58-year old worker suffered from serious crush injuries after being struck by a shuttle used to move hay bales across work area. He was brought to Kapunda Hospital, where he died.

SafeWork SA is conducting an investigation over the incident and urged workers in farm-related industries to be extra careful when working “around machinery and vehicles as activity continues during the current harvest and into next year’s grape vintage.”

“While the most recent farm-related workplace deaths in South Australia have involved vehicles, we also urge the utmost caution be used when working around other plant such as hay balers and in this case, hay shuttles,” said Acting Executive Director, Bryan Russell.

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