Two men were killed in workplace incidents over one weekend and another suffered critical head injuries.
Three separate incidents on one weekend highlighted the need to pay more attention to safety.
One man died on Saturday when a quad bike he was riding overturned on a property in East Gippsland.
In another incident, a man in his fifties died after a load of steel fell on him from a forklift and crushed him in South Gippsland.
The third incident happened in Mornington Peninsula when a man in his sixties suffered head injuries after falling 4 metres at a construction site at Merricks North. The man was painting at the time.
Sadly these incidents prove that safety isn’t always the main priority, especially when we consider that all these risks were well known, yet nothing was done to negate them.
Marnie Williams, WorkSafe’s Executive Director of Health and Safety said these incidents prove that appropriate systems that should be place to ensure risks are reduced or eliminated are being neglected.
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