One dead in Bridgewater industrial incident

Agriculture company Hay Australia has halted all work at its Bridgewater plant until further notice. The business has confirmed one of its employees died at the site on Monday.

“He was an experienced and highly valued member of our team and our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with his family, loved ones and colleagues,” Hay Australia said in a statement this evening. “We are doing everything we can to provide them with support at this very difficult time.

“We are also co-operating fully with the relevant authorities and will make further announcements as additional information becomes available.”

Emergency crews were called to the Calder Highway property at about 12.30pm on Monday to reports of an injured male. He died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified, police said in a statement.

“The exact circumstances are yet to be determined but the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and Worksafe are investigating,” they said.

Police and paramedics attended the incident.

Source: Bendigo Advertiser

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