Two farm fatalities
A teenage boy was killed on Saturday following an accident involving a forklift a farm in Mooroopna, just outside of Shepparton, 180-kilometres north of Melbourne. Rural Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said emergency services were to the farm at about 10.20am. He said when paramedics arrived the boy, believed to be 15 or 16, had passed away. "The boy was deceased when we arrived so there was nothing they could do for him," Mr Mullen said. A Victoria Police spokeswoman said it is believed the boy had died as a result of a forklift accident. She said police would prepare a report for the coroner. The VWA will investigate the accident. Source: The Age
Also on Saturday, a 78-year-old man was killed in an incident involving a tractor at a Greta South (near Wangaratta) property. Police were called to the Bullocks Lane property about 3.30pm after someone found the man and called emergency services. It appears the tractor rolled backwards, killing the man who had been doing maintenance on the vehicle.
A police spokesperson said the farm was a third generation family run business. WorkCover was called to the property as the farm operates as a business and is working to determine what occurred. Police will be preparing a report for the coroner. Source: The Border Mail