Man dies following forklift incident in Somerton


A 25-year-old stonemason died after an incident involving a forklift at a Somerton factory yesterday.

In a statement, WorkSafe said it is understood the forklift was being operated on a sloping driveway when it tipped and crushed a worker who was standing nearby.

The man’s death is being investigated by WorkSafe.

The death brings the workplace fatality toll to 44 for 2021.