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Man injured on farm

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December 02, 2017

Investigators were at a farm much of yesterday investigating an incident.

A Toolamba man, 23, had his armed severed in a header at a workplace in Cornish Rd, Ardmona yesterday morning.

Paramedics were called to the incident at about 6am with the man taken to Goulburn Valley Health with serious arm injuries, an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said.

Police said the man was later flown to St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

A WorkSafe spokesperson said investigators were at the farm property for much of yesterday investigating the incident.

Shepparton police Acting Sergeant Fiona Kennedy could not elaborate on the details of how the incident occurred.

‘‘It involved farm machinery ... I’m not too sure of the exact circumstances but WorkSafe is conducting an investigation,’’ she said.

Ahead of predicted heavy rainfall, WorkSafe hazardous industries and industry practice head Michael Coffey urged the farming community to take particular care if flooding occurs in coming days.

‘‘Don’t attempt to cross flooded waterways and most importantly, do not let children play in flooded waterways,’’ he said.

So far this year, there have been 23 workplace fatalities. Twelve of these have occurred on farms.

‘‘We are calling on all farmers to plan ahead and think carefully about the decisions they make over the next few days,’’ he said.

‘‘Nothing is more important than your life, and that of your workers, so please don’t cut corners with safety.’’

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