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Who was Viv Coady? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Died, NSW Hazard Reduction Burn

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Viv Coady A much-loved grandfather is remembered as a “good bloke” who died following a “tragic accident” when a hazard-reduction burn in the New South Wales Central West went wrong.

Coady a farmer from Forbes was killed on Saturday following a planned burn conducted with the assistance of the local NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigade and family members.


He was 75 years old.

Farmer Died After NSW Hazard Reduction Burn

The operation happened around 11:30 am in the top paddock of the property where he was raised on The Bogan Way.

His nephew Grant Nicholson, speaking on behalf of the family, said it was a “tragic accident.”

“It was being done by the book, to the book,” Mr. Nicholson said.

The RFS members and his family trapped Mr. Coady with his tractor on the other side of the blaze.

“Unfortunately, the wind turned and just engulfed him,” Mr. Nicholson said.

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“It was just a freak gust of wind … it just caught everyone off guard.”

That day, there was a high fire danger rating on the Lower Central West Plains. It was almost 38 degrees with wind gusts of up to 50 kilometers per hour.

Mr. Coady was treated at the scene for severe burns and was airlifted to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he died that evening.

“People are in shock still,” Mr. Nicholson said.

“Just something routine out here that’s done all the time; it’s being done on farms today and probably was done yesterday.


NSW Police said initial inquiries suggested his death was not suspicious.

“We don’t blame anyone,” Mr. Nicholson said.

“Accidents happen on farms, they’re dangerous places to work … it’s just an accident.”

In a statement, an NSW RFS spokesperson said “a number of investigations into the circumstances” of Mr. Coady’s death were being carried out.

“During the bushfire danger period, permits are required which outline any conditions or restrictions,” they said.

The spokesperson said the RFS was “also supporting NSW Police with their investigation.”

“It would be inappropriate to make any comment on this matter,” they said.

Great fire danger remains today and tomorrow for the Lower Central West Plains and Central Ranges but is expected to ease on Wednesday.

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