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Stock agent killed by cow

Working on farms can be dangerous Photo: ABC
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A stock agent is dead after being trampled by a cow near the NSW-Victorian border.

The man aged in his late 50s was struck while drafting cattle at Georges Creek, near Albury-Wodonga, on Thursday morning, WorkSafe Victoria says.

He is the second stock agent killed in Victoria in the past three weeks, after a bull crushed a man at Dunkeld in the state’s west on December 15.

WorkSafe’s acting head of operations and emergency management, Trevor Butler, said farms remained the most dangerous places in Victoria to work.

“Year after year we see experienced farmers doing everyday tasks they have done many times before who are getting injured and killed,” he said in a statement.