Death highlights the need for farm safety vigilance

WORKSAFE Victoria is urging Victorian farmers to put health and safety first after the tragic death of a Gippsland farmer last month.

On March 28, a 78-year-old man died after being crushed by a cow and a bullock at a Carrajung South property.

It is believed he was loading the livestock onto a truck at the time of the incident.

The death brought the number of workplaces fatalities to 15, nine more than at the same time last year.