Dunkeld death: worker dies after being stung by bees

Steve “Tangles” Tingate, of Ballan.

Steve “Tangles” Tingate, of Ballan.

UPDATE: The man who died after being stung by bees in Dunkeld on Wednesday was 27-year-old Steve “Tangles” Tingate, of Ballan.

The Ballan Bowling Club remembered Mr Tingate on Facebook as an "all around great guy".

"He came to the club a few weeks ago telling us how he loved working at his new job and sadly today he hasn't made it home from the places he was so happy at,” the post read.

“The flag will be at half mast for you tomorrow young man, thanks for your time at the BBC and we are all saddened to hear of your passing, and hope you rest peacefully.”

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.


WORKSAFE is investigating the death of a man at Dunkeld on Wednesday.

The authority issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating a man in his twenties had died after being stung by several bees at a property in the town.

WorkSafe investigators are at the scene.

The authority understands the man was employed as a gardener at the property.