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Date PostedJune 20, 2019

Western Sydney Workplace Accident- One Injured and One Killed

A man was killed and another injured after becoming trapped beneath landfill in a freak workplace accident.

Co-workers reportedly dug through tonnes of debris with their bare hands in their efforts to free the 2 men.

One man, in his thirties was rescued after approximately 10 minutes and was airlifted  to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition with suspected shoulder and abdominal injuries.

The other man who was trapped 2 metres deeper, took an additional 15 minutes to be reached but had already passed away.

It is believed the 2 men were hit by a tipper and covered in mounds of waste, including white goods and furniture. According to Fire and Rescue New South Wales, the men were crushed by multiple tonnes of rubbish. Source: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/one-man-dead-and-another-injured-after-becoming-trapped-beneath-landfill/news-story/9239282503b6c484e8ef359163cf388c

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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