Man dies in workplace accident in Leitchville

Another is in a serious condition

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A man has died and another has suffered life threatening injuries in a workplace incident in Leitchville near Cohuna yesterday morning.

Emergency services were called to the old Murray Goulburn cheese processing plant on Hamilton St around 11am with investigators believing the pair were loading heavy equipment into a shipping container when some of the load fell on them.

A 59 year old man from Kialla near Shepparton died at the scene while a Cobram man was taken to the Bendigo hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Work at the site has been halted for the foreseeable future as WorkSafe Victoria investigators and Victoria Police determine why the accident occurred.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

Read the full WorkSafe Victoria Media Release here