Man crushed to death at factory
A man has died from "crush injuries" in an industrial accident in western Sydney this morning.
Emergency services were called to a timber pallet factory in St Marys at 5.40am and found a 30-year-old man suffering serious injuries to his head.
"He was stuck in a piece of machinery," a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman told news.com.au.
A NSW Police spokesman said: "Inquiries revealed a 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries on site and died at the scene."
Officers are on the scene at Enviro Pallets on Forrester Rd.
SafeWork NSW is investigating.
"Safework is attending a worksite at St Marys today after a worker became trapped in a machine," a spokeswoman for the workplace authority said.
"The worker sustained crush injuries."
There has been a spate of workplace deaths in Sydney over the past few weeks.
A 40-year-old man was killed on Saturday morning when he was sucked into a woodchipper in Lindfield on the city's north shore.
News.com.au understands two men had left their colleague working by the chipper.
When they returned, the man - named in media reports as Fijian national Samuela Cirivakayawa - had vanished but a pool of blood was visible.
In late August, 38-year-old Mohamad Riche fell to his death at a building site near Penrith.
He had been working on the roof of the Geneva Jordan Springs development on Jubilee Drive when he fell approximately seven floors down a lift shaft onto the concrete below.
Specialist paramedics abseiled down but confirmed to his colleagues he had died.
More to come.