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Farmer killed in tractor rollover

Reported by Stephen | 17 Nov, 2014

A Victorian farmer has been killed in a tractor rollover at a property east of Benalla, about 237km north east of Melbourne.

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Farmer injured in tractor rollover

Reported by Stephen | 14 Nov, 2014

Less than a week after a farmer was killed in a tractor rollover in Tasmania, another man has been taken to hospital with suspected leg and head injuries after his tractor rolled in northwest New South Wales, about 346km north northwest(NNW) of Sydney.

Company improves safety standards after worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library An almond processor announced the completion of its investigation into the death of a farm worker in north-west Victoria in 2013. The 55-year –old worker was operating a tractor at an almond orchard at Robinvale south of Mildura, when he died in August last year. The police and WorkSafe investigated the incident …

VIC: Tractor the most dangerous farm machinery

Reported by Julia | 29 Oct, 2010

More Victorian farm workers have been hurt or killed by tractors in the past year than by any other equipment used in the farming sector, WorkSafe reveals. WorkSafe spokeswoman Charlotte Bull said since the start of 2009, there have been 11 reported tractor-related deaths on Victorian farms. “So what this means is that more people …

VIC: Inspections Highlight Unsafe Farm Plant and Equipment

Reported by Julia | 19 Oct, 2010

Safety issues over plant and equipment remain a major concern for the agricultural industry, WorkSafe Victoria reveals. WorkSafe inspectors have issued over 200 safety improvement notices to farm businesses from July to September as part of a year-long statewide farm safety campaign. Now in its third month, the campaign focuses on the most common causes …

WA: Education Department Apologises to Student Three Years After Accident

Reported by Julia | 20 Sep, 2010

The Education Department has offered its apologies to a Morawa agricultural college student who was seriously hurt by a farm machinery in 2007. The woman was 17 when the lower part of her body got entangled with a defective tractor in May 2007. The department pleaded guilty failing to provide a hazard-free environment. It was …

VIC: WorkSafe to tackle safety on farm field days

Reported by Julia | 30 Jul, 2010

WorkSafe will be going to western Victoria next week to conduct field days for agricultural workers. The safety watchdog will grace field days Sheepvention (2-3 August) and the Mallee Machinery field days (4-5 August) to inform the farming community of workplace safety in a neutral setting. “We set up stands at major field days to …