Worker killed in accident at Sydney school

A stonemason has been crushed by a sandstone block while he was working at a high school in Sydney’s inner west.

Emergency crews were called to Fort Street High School in Petersham about 11.20am on Friday, following reports scaffolding had collapsed on a man, NSW Police said.

Police on the scene said they found the worker trapped under large stones and paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

Fire and Rescue NSW said the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

A crime scene has been established at the school and SafeWork NSW has been notified.

Source: The Mercury

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