ANOTHER person has been killed in an accident involving an ATV on farmland.
Lachlan Smith, 26, died following an accident on his family's Glenellerslie Hereford stud near Adelong in southern NSW last week.
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His death brings to two the number of people killed in ATV-related incidents this year.
Last year, 18 died in accidents involving ATVs.
NSW Police crime manager detective Inspector Paul Huxtable of Cootamundra, said Mr Smith was due to meet up with other family members at a designated place on his farm about 8am last Thursday. When he did not arrive, they went looking for him.
Insp Huxtable said they found the ATV flipped over and Mr Smith trapped beneath.
He said it was not known whether Mr Smith was wearing a helmet or had crush protection fitted to his ATV.
A Work Cover NSW spokeswoman yesterday said it was making preliminary inquiries into the incident.
"We will continue to work with police to determine what happened," she said.
Despite the accident, Glenellerslie's on-property bull sale continued as scheduled yesterday.
Glasser Total Sales Management principal Michael Glasser said people were shocked over the death of the young Hereford breeder.
Mr Glasser said he owned an ATV himself, as did many of his friends, but all were now reconsidering how and when they rode them.
"You think you are bulletproof and this is a reality check," Mr Glasser said.
"When you are riding ATVs, your life can be snatched away so quickly.
"They are very hard to get off in an accident, and heavy."
Another person is in a critical condition after an accident involving an ATV near Lithgow in NSW at the weekend.
The Australian group representing ATV manufacturers, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, yesterday declined to comment.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten last year called for a ban on children under 16 riding full-sized ATVs in workplaces.
The ban would include farms, he said.
Mr Shorten said Safe Work Australia would work with state and territory regulators to institute the ban.