WORKSAFE in Western Australia is investigating the quad bike-related death of a worker while mustering cattle.
WorkSafe said it is investigating the work-related death of a 22 year-old worker on a farming property in the Shire of Dandaragan, north of Perth, last Wednesday.
She was reported to have been mustering cattle on a quad bike when the bike rolled, causing fatal injuries, WorkSafe said in a media statement.
Acting WorkSafe commissioner Sally North said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed her sincere condolences to the woman’s family and other workers at the farm.
“The recent Independent Inquiry into Safety in the Agricultural Industry found that between 2017/18 and 2021/22, five workers died on WA farms in incidents involving quad bikes,” Ms North said.
A number of resources on quad bike safety are available here on WorkSafe’s website.