Injured worker at Woolworths Distribution Centre dies

One of three men injured in a serious workplace incident in Western Sydney has died, authorities have confirmed.

It is understood the 37-year-old was crushed by falling pallets at the Woolworths distribution centre on Sargents Rd in Minchinbury on Tuesday afternoon.

He was treated at the scene after emergency services were called about 3.50pm, before being flown to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

“Police have been told the man has since passed away in hospital,” NSW Police told

Two other workers taken to hospital via ambulance in a serious but stable condition have been discharged from the care of doctors.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner while SafeWork NSW confirmed its investigation is ongoing.

It is understood the men, aged in their 20s and 30s, suffered head injuries when they were pinned to the ground in an incident sparked by falling pallets.

7NEWS understands two of the workers were injured when they tried to help the third man.

Primary Connect — Woolworths’ supply chain arm — said it was “deeply saddened by the tragic incident”.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with our team member’s friends and family at this difficult time and we are currently supporting the family and our two team members who were also injured in the incident,” a Primary Connect spokesperson said.

“We are cooperating with NSW Police and SafeWork NSW to investigate the incident, and we will also be undertaking our own investigation.

“Out of respect for the team members and their families, our distribution centre is currently closed.”

Source: 7News

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