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Appeal launched for family after fatal accident at Bridgewater plant

Tom O'Collagham (Bendigo Advertiser)


The man who died has been named as Bendigo man Harley Muir.

Worksafe Victoria said it appeared the 29-year-old was fatally injured when he got caught in machinery about 12.30pm on Monday.

It was the first workplace fatality in Victoria this year.

A gofundme page has been set up to raise money for his family.


Monday 8.20pm

Agriculture company Hay Australia has halted all work at its Bridgewater plant until further notice.

The business has confirmed one of its employees died at the site on Monday.

"He was an experienced and highly valued member of our team and our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with his family, loved ones and colleagues," Hay Australia said in a statement this evening.

"We are doing everything we can to provide them with support at this very difficult time.

"We are also co-operating fully with the relevant authorities and will make further announcements as additional information becomes available."


Earlier

One person is dead after an incident at an industrial premises in Bridgewater.

Emergency crews were called to the Calder Highway property at about 12.30pm on Monday to reports of an injured male.

He died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified, police said in a statement.


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