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Snake bite kills Scaffolder

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A 46-year-old scaffolder has been killed by an eastern brown snake in Queensland, Australia.

Mr Aaron Bryant died after a 1.5m long juvenile eastern brown snake bit him on Thursday evening, as he tried to remove the snake from his property, fearing for the safety of his family and pets.

Despite the CPR efforts of his partner, a neighbour and paramedics who worked on him for about 20 minutes, Mr Bryant could not be revived.

The Eastern Brown is the second most toxic land snake in the world and accounts for more fatalities than any other snake deaths in Australia.

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It can be found across most of eastern Australia, commonly found in open grasslands, pastures and woodland.