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A tradesman has been crushed by a stack of pallets weighing about a tonne in a horror worksite accident west of Sydney.
A tradesman was crushed by a falling stack of pallets weighing an estimated one tonne in a horror workplace accident this morning. Several ambulance and police crews rushed to the Bond Crescent building site in Wetherill Park, west of Sydney, just after 10.30am.
The 24-year-old man suffered a serious leg injury and was briefly pinned beneath the debris, before paramedics cleared the pallets, which had fallen from a forklift.
The CareFlight rescue helicopter was called and landed in a vacant field near the site, with a specialist doctor and critical care paramedic providing treatment to the worker.
“Observation was continued by the CareFlight medical team as he was transported by road ambulance to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition,” a CareFlight spokesperson said.
SafeWork NSW will now investigate the incident.
Author: Shannon Molloy
Edited: Kati Carr