Man dead, woman flown to Orange Hospital after workplace accident

A man is dead and an injured woman has been flown to Orange Hospital after a workplace incident on a property in Cathundral, west of Dubbo.

About 4.30pm on Thursday, emergency services were called to a property on Thornton Road at Cathundral, 112 kilometres west of Dubbo, after reports a man and woman were unconscious in a water tank storing fertiliser.

Police have been told a woman entered the tank to assist a man, when she collapsed soon after entering.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Trangie Hospital where she was airlifted to Orange Hospital for further treatment.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Source: Central Western Daily

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