Fallen branch fatality

A WORKER died this morning after being hit by a falling branch at a logging coupe near Yinnar South.

It’s believed the branch fell on the worker while he was felling a tree on Upper Middle Creek Rd about 11am.

The 35-year-old man died at the scene. WorkSafe is currently on site investigating.

The man’s death takes Victoria’s workplace toll this year to 10, compared to eight fatalities the same time last year.