Worker Dies In Sydney Scaffolding Collapse
A worker has died and another has been critically injured after scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Sydney.
The two people were trapped under rubble about midday on Monday, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said.
One man was rescued from the Macquarie Park worksite and rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition about 1pm.
Sad confirmation from the scaffolding collapse at Macquarie Park, Sydney. The second worker who was trapped has died at the scene. @NSWAmbulance says chaplains are already here to comfort workmates @10NewsFirstSyd pic.twitter.com/KuuEcqkqaY— Lachlan Kennedy (@lachlan_kennedy) April 1, 2019
Another man was pronounced dead at the scene before 3pm.
Vision that appears to have been filmed shortly after the incident shows tonnes of steel, concrete and meshing strewn over the construction site.
Workers can be seen scurrying to safety as pieces of debris are heard falling to the ground in the vision, obtained by Nine News.
Four Fire and Rescue crews, 10 ambulance crews and two helicopters responded to the scene.
Construction company Ganellen said it was helping emergency services at the accident site at the Lachlan's Line project.
"This is a tragic incident and our deepest sympathies go to the young man's family, co-workers and friends," a spokesman said in a statement.
"Another injured worker is receiving treatment in hospital and our thoughts and best wishes are with him. All others on site have been safely accounted for."
NSW Police have established a crime scene and will prepare a report for the coroner.