Three Victorian fatalities from livestock

A stock agent was killed on January 4 after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga. The man, who was in his late 50s, was drafting cattle in stockyards on the property just before 9am when he was struck and killed.

The man's death is the first workplace fatality for 2018, and he is the second stock agent to die in Victoria in a period of three weeks. Another stock agent died on 15 December when he was crushed by a bull at Dunkeld in the state's west. According to WorkSafe, this fatality is also the third to involve livestock in five months. In August a 55-year-old man died when he was crushed by a bull at Bamawm, south of Echuca.

January 2018