Fifth person injured following a string of incidents

Emergency services were called to the intersection between Moorebank Avenue and Anzac Road in Moorebank at 2pm following reports that a man had been crushed by steel pipes. 

The man in his 50s received abdominal, head and leg injuries. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital under a police escort in a critical condition. “Preliminary information indicates that the worker sustained his injuries when pipes fell on him while unloading a truck,” the spokesperson said. 

Last Wednesday, a man died when his head became stuck in a piece of machinery in Sydney’s west. Emergency crews were called to a timber pallet factory on Forrester Road, St Marys, about 5.40am following reports that a 30-year-old man had suffered a severe head injury on the job. 

Two construction workers were injured in separate incidents. The next day, a man in his 30s fell from a roof in Forestville. 

Last week’s incidents prompted industry bodies to call for greater reform, including the national implementation of industrial manslaughter laws. 

The NSW government is working towards reforming the sector using recommendations from a review of work health and safety laws conducted last year. 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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