Man crushed to death while working on car

A YOUNG man has been killed, tragically crushed to death while working on a car at his home in Melbourne.

Emergency services were called to the man’s Harris Street home at Donvale about 11am on Saturday.

The man believed to be aged in his 20s is believed to have been working under his car when it fell on him.


Sadly, the young man could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death comes as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Thursday revealed that 120 people have been killed in DIY car maintenance accidents in Australia since the turn of the millennium (2000).

The ACCC said the deaths were usually caused by vehicles that fell because they were incorrectly lifted or not properly supported.