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Worker DIES as after becoming trapped under a forklift in Sydney’s west

Worker in his 30s DIES as a forklift topples on top of him at a warehouse with colleagues sent home for the day

  • A man has died after being crushed by a forklift in St Marys, in Sydney’s west
  • He was working at an industrial site when incident unfolded at 6.30am Monday
  • Emergency services were called to the scene but the man could not be saved
  • Shocked colleagues have been sent home as police launch an investigation  

A man has tragically died after becoming trapped under a forklift on a worksite in Sydney’s west. 

The man, in his 30s, was working at an industrial complex on Charles Street, St Marys, when the machine tipped on top of him at 6.30am on Monday.

Emergency services were called to the scene following reports of a serious workplace accident and arrived to find the man in a critical condition.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man could not be saved and died at the scene. 

A man has died after being crushed by a forklift on a worksite in Sydney’s western suburbs (pictured)

The man was working for automotive manufacturer Custom Denning, which builds electrical buses, 7News reports. 

Shocked co-workers have been sent home for the day by the company. 

NSW Ambulance said three ambulance road crews were dispatched to the scene. 

NSW Police has alerted SafeWork NSW which will investigate just how the incident occurred. 

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

The man's shocked colleagues were sent home as police launch an investigation

The man’s shocked colleagues were sent home as police launch an investigation

Devastated colleagues were earlier seen sitting in the car park as officers arrived at the site. 

Devastated witnesses spoke to officers outside the complex, with some appearing visibly shaken.

The incident comes just weeks after a man died after being struck by a reversing forklift at a workplace at Banksmeadow,  in the city’s south-east.

A man and woman looked distressed as they spoke to police after the man's death

A man and woman looked distressed as they spoke to police after the man’s death 

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