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December 07, 2017

One man died at an industrial accident in Leitchville on Wednesday.

A Kialla man is dead and another seriously injured after an industrial accident in Leitchville, near Echuca, yesterday.

The Kialla man, 59, died at the scene and a Cobram man, 54, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The men were contract workers, part of a crew working on the demolition of the Murray Goulburn facility.

It is believed machinery fell on two men at the site.

Acting Sergeant Andrew Neil from Cohuna police said there were no witnesses, but other workers were being looked after.

‘‘It is a really hard time for them right now and we are doing everything we can to help those men,’’ he said.

‘‘There are no other details at the moment and we aren’t sure how the accident occurred.’’

WorkSafe investigators and the coroner were called to the scene.

The site has been closed and all work suspended until further notice.

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