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Stefanie Wiedenroth Lightning Strike

Stefanie Wiedenroth a German Backpacker on an Australian Working Holiday Visa was working on a sheep farm in Western Australia where she tragically died in March when struck by lightning.

Ms Wiedenroth was in a critical condition at Royal Perth Hospital since being struck on what appeared to be a normal days work.

At the time when the lightning struck it was reported that their was also 4 other people who catapulted to the grown, but none obtained serious injuries. The owner of the Farm, Mr Major, was 25 metres from Ms Wiedenroth when the tragic accident occurred.

Worksafe conducted an investigation on the farm where Ms Wiedenroth was completing her 2nd Year Visa Job. Mr Major was cleared of negligence, with Worksafe stating that he was not in breach of any laws.

This is a very tragic and unfortunate incident. We wish the Wiedenroth Family all the best in the future and are sorry for their loss.

If you know someone who has suffered a tragic accident while on a Working Holiday and would like to share the story please let us know. We will publish it on site for everyone to read.

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G'day Guys, My name is Dimi, I'm one of the admins/starters of Workingholidayjobs.com.au . Freddie and I started this community to help working holiday makers and harvest workers find jobs in an easy and transparent manner. We're not just here to help you finding jobs, anything related to your working holiday down under, we will help try find a way to make it easier for you too achieve. Getting your tax done, deals, travel spots... you name it. If you ever have any questions or feedback please don't hesitate to ask. We're always looking for ways to improve the site and help meet our members needs and build a stronger community. Hope you're doing well and best of luck. Cheers Dimi

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