WA: Motorcycle Death on Farm Prompts Safety Warning

WorkSafe has warned of the dangers of four-wheel motorcycles on rural properties after a farmer was killed last weekend.

The 68-year-old farmer was moving sheep from one paddock to another when he crashed a quad bike and was trapped underneath.

WorkSafe inspector Chris Kirwan says the man’s death serves as a tragic reminder to take care when using the vehicles and to wear appropriate protective gear.

“We’ve had four fatalities in just over two years with these bikes. They’re a very versatile piece of equipment but they need to be used in full knowledge of how they should be used and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,” he said

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