A 24-year-old man was killed in a workplace incident at Benalla timber mill D&R Henderson last week.
About 12.30pm on Wednesday, May30, emergency services were called to the mill on Benalla-Yarrawonga Rd following reports of an injured man.
In what is believed to be a tragic accident the man died after becoming entangled in a conveyor belt.
D&R Henderson general manager of manufacturing Richard Kaine issued a statement on the incident:
‘‘It is with regret that D&R Henderson advises that it has suffered a fatality,’’ Mr Kaine said.
‘‘The company is co-operating and providing full support with police and WorkSafe Victoria inquiries.
‘‘D&R Henderson’s thoughts are with family of the deceased and is continuing to provide counselling assistance to staff.
‘‘At this stage, D&R Henderson is not able to provide further details until the investigations are complete and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.’’
WorkSafe is investigating the incident.