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Man dies at timber mill

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June 07, 2018

A 24-year-old man was killed in a workplace incident at Benalla timber mill D&R Henderson last week.

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.

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