Victorian worker dies after explosion

A man in his mid-50s has died in hospital following an explosion at a power station in Victoria’s east.

It is believed the man was working on a high voltage circuit breaker on Monday afternoon, when it exploded.

The man suffered serious burns to his upper and lower body.

He was airlifted to hospital where he died on Tuesday afternoon.

WorkSafe is investigating.

The incident brings the number of workplace fatalities in Victoria for the year to 22, which is the same as at this time last year.

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