Investigations underway after man dies in tractor incident near Mansfield

WorkSafe is investigating after a farmer was fatally injured in an incident involving a tractor on a farm at Barjarg, near Mansfield on Monday afternoon.

The 56-year-old man was working alone about 3pm when the incident happened.

WorkSafe Victoria said he phoned a friend seeking help and his friend arrived and administered first aid while waiting for emergency services.

He died at the scene.

The tractor, which had a hay feeder trailer attached, was found in a dam about 130 metres away, WorkSafe Victoria said.

The latest fatality brings the number of confirmed workplace deaths this year to 13, compared to 16 at the same time last year. This is the seventh fatality to occur on a Victorian farm in 2018, according to WorkSafe Victoria figures.

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