Victorian farmer killed by own tractor

Sep 26 2017

Police are investigating after a 65-year-old man from Wedderburn was run over by his own tractor on Friday morning.

 Investigators have been told the man was attempting to connect a trailer to a steam-powered traction engine when it ran over him.
 
Nobody else was injured during the incident and police are preparing a report for the coroner.
 
Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said paramedics were called to a report of a man hit by a tractor at about 11.55am.
 
The incident came after another man, believed to be aged in his 60s, was found deceased on a property in Romsey on Friday morning.
 
It is understood the man was herding sheep on the property on Thursday evening when the quad bike he was riding rolled.
 
A WorkSafe spokesman said investigators were still on scene on Friday afternoon and their investigation was ongoing.
 
Source: Bendigo Advertiser

Last changed: Sep 26 2017 at 2:20 PM

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