A man has died and another is in a critical condition in one of three workplace accidents in just three hours in Sydney this morning.
Emergency services were called to a timber pallet factory at Forrest Road in St Marys in the south-west of the city about 5.40am after reports of an accident. NSW Ambulance deployed four crews and a medical specialist team. The 30-year-old man had become wedged in machinery and suffered severe head injuries and major blood loss. Emergency services managed to get him out and loaded him into an ambulance, but he couldn’t be saved. SafeWork NSW is now investigating the accident.
Meanwhile, a worker was later injured in an accident in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The 50-year-old worker is believed to have fallen from around eight metres from scaffolding at a waterside property in Point Piper at 7.45am. Six crews were dispatched, including a specialist medical team. He is in a critical condition at St Vincent’s Hospital with head and leg injuries.
The third incident was in Pyrmont, where steel pipes fell and hit a man on the head in Miller Street at 8am. He was treated for a head and neck injury and taken to RPA Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Ambulance bosses said workplace accidents are becoming more common. Mr Emery, said: “Incidents at worksites are not only confronting, but can be extremely complex and it shows just how quickly any situation can change.” Paramedics have attended far too many workplace incidents lately – it’s becoming more and more frequent.”
These situations are harrowing for emergency services, fellow workers and of course the families – emergency services work together under these tense conditions to do everything they can for the patient. “Often we are dealing with both minor incidents, but we are also dealing with major incidents were people have been seriously injured, or more tragically where a life has been lost.”
Source: Nine online