Employer fined over Vic yard hand death

A Victorian recycling company has been convicted and fined $175,000 following the death of an employee who was run over by a bobcat at Geelong.

The 29-year-old yard hand, employed by Retmar Pty Ltd, died at the scene after being run over by the reversing vehicle at a transfer station in May 2016, WorkSafe Victoria says.

WorkSafe on Friday said the company had pleaded guilty in the Geelong Magistrates Court to failing to provide a safe working environment.