Council worker seriously injured at tip

A council worker was seriously injured at Blaxland tip this afternoon

Details relating to the incident are still being determined, but paramedics were immediately called and the employee was treated for a head wound and taken to Westmead Hospital, a council spokesperson said. The employee’s family has been notified.

Blue Mountains Police were called to the Attunga Road facility shortly before 2pm after the man was injured during the unloading of a truck.

The 63-year-old man suffered a serious injury and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before he was transferred to the Careflight Helicopter, which had landed in the grounds of a school nearby.

Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill said: “My first thoughts are with the council worker and his family. Council will provide the worker and his family with all the support they require.

“We need to understand the facts around what has occurred at the facility this afternoon. I have asked for the councillors to be briefed as the matter is investigated.”

Council’s CEO and Director of Cultural and Community Services are at the facility with HR and Work Health and Safety staff to support council employees.

SafeWork has been notified and will commence an investigation into how the incident occurred.

Source: Blue Mountains Gazette

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