Council worker in his 30s dies in horror ride-on mower accident
A remote community in Tasmania is in shock after the death of a council worker in a riding mower accident.
Emergency services were called to a memorial park in Zeehan at around 5pm on Monday after a man in his 30s was found under the machine.
The man, who worked for West Coast Council, died at the scene.
“The entire community is in shock over this terrible incident,” West Coast Mayor Shane Pitt said.
‘Nobody expects their loved ones not to come home from work.
A man in his 30s who worked for the West Coast Council in Tasmania died after a riding mower accident on Monday (pictured)
Emergency services were called to a memorial park in Zeehan, on Tasmania’s west coast, at around 5pm on Monday (pictured)
“We will provide whatever support is needed to those affected by this tragedy, including the family, friends and council employees and contractors.”
Zeehan, on the west coast of Tasmania, has a population of about 700.
WorkSafe Tasmania has been notified and reports are being prepared for the coroner.
Mr Pitt said it would be inappropriate to comment further while the matter is under investigation.
Zeehan (pictured), on the west coast of Tasmania, has a population of about 700