Worker crushed to death

A man has died after becoming trapped between two empty shipping containers at Port Botany in Sydney.

Jeffery Ho’s workmates saw the accident just after 10am at the empty container park and desperately tried to save him. They performed CPR on the 64-year-old until emergency services arrived at the “traumatic scene”. 

The father of one suffered injuries to his whole body, a NSW ambulance spokesman said. One of the colleagues who tried to save him has been taken to hospital to be treated for shock. “I work with him long time – I very upset,” colleague Pham Vamunt told 9News. 

Container logistic company Tyne ACFS Port Logistics confirmed the death of one of its employees in a statement today. “Our sincere condolences go to the family, friends and work colleagues of our well-liked and respected employee,” the statement said. “We are doing all we can to support his family and our workforce.” Mr Ho had close to 20 years experience working for the company. 

An investigation is being undertaken by the NSW Police on behalf of the Coroner and the workplace regulator SafeWork NSW and we will be assisting those authorities with the investigations. Safe Work NSW have been notified and are attending the site, which is run by ACFS Port Logistics and Tyne. 

A spokesperson, said: “SafeWork NSW is responding to a workplace incident at a Port Botany site today, after a worker sustained fatal crush injuries between two containers. The investigation is ongoing.” 

Source: 9 News

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