Worker is crushed to death at a bread factory with Australians warned it will have a run-on effect at the supermarket
- Factory worker, 57, was reportedly trapped by a forklift at the Tip Top facility
- Emergency workers responded at 4am on Thursday to the Chullora factory
- The man was pronounced dead at the scene and Tip Tip closed the factory
- Brea deliveries were cancelled on Friday and will be limited on Saturday
A worked at a major bread factory has died in a workplace accident, causing the cancellation of all deliveries on Friday.
Emergency services responded to reports of a man trapped by a forklift at the Tip Top bread factory at Muir Rd, Chullora in Sydney’s west around 4am on Thursday morning.
Police confirmed a 57-year-old had been seriously injured after he became trapped by a forklift and died at the scene.
The tragedy will have a run on effect at the supermarket, the company said in a statement marking the incident
Tip Top provided a statement following the tragic death in which it said bread deliveries will be impacted the next two days.
‘An incident has occurred at our Chullora manufacturing site that has paused operations and will impact deliveries tomorrow and over the weekend.
‘Friday 25th November – there will be no deliveries.
‘Saturday 26th November – we have limited capacity and will therefore be unable to assist with any order adjustments to Saturday deliveries.
Emergency services responded to reports of a man trapped by a forklift at the Tip Top bread factory at Muir Rd, Chullora in Sydney ‘s west around 4am on Thursday morning
‘If there are any further changes to your delivery schedule, additional communication will be provided.
‘We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support during this time.’
Police are conducting a forensic examination of the scene and its understood will prepare a report for the coroner.
NSW SafeWork officers are also believed to be attending the scene.