Truck driver dies at Victorian sand quarry

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A truck driver has died in Victoria after her vehicle tipped over the edge of a quarry.

The female driver was pinned under the truck after it rolled down an embankment of a sand quarry at Nyora in South Gippsland.

The accident occurred at about 1pm on Tuesday March 1.

The tragic death marks the fifth workplace death in Victoria this year, however this is the first death in the Australian resources industry in 2016.

The quarry was acquired by Metro Quarry Group in 2013, which described the previous company’s safety culture as “lackadaisical” in statements to the Fair Work Commission last month.

This is the second death at the same quarry in six years, with excavator operator Adrian Dowell killed in 2010 when a collapsing slope buried him alive.