Man Crushed By Falling Pallet At Sydney Worksite
A man has been taken to hospital after he was injured by a falling pallet at a warehouse in Sydney's north-west.
The 26-year-old worker was unloading a shipping container at the warehouse in Seven Hills on Wednesday morning when the pallet crushed him, CareFlight said.
A SafeWork NSW spokesperson understands the load slipped, falling on the man's chest.
A Careflight helicopter arrived at the scene just after 9am, and paramedics treated the man for suspected spinal injuries.
He was transported by road to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.
SafeWork inspectors will conduct an investigation, the spokesperson told 10 daily.
It comes one week after a man was killed at another Sydney worksite in Port Botany after being crushed between two shipping containers.
There has been a number of fatalities and serious injuries at NSW worksites in recent weeks and months.
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said SafeWork inspectors have been called to a spate of incidents involving workers in manufacturing, construction, agriculture and transport.
“We want everyone to make it home to their family at the end of the day, which is why we are reminding everyone of their obligations and responsibilities, not just from employers to their employees, but employees’ obligations to each other," he said.
This month is National Safe Work Month, and the state government will be rolling out new initiatives aimed at protecting workers from serious injury or death.
“It is clear that more needs to be done to get the safety message through to people," Anderson said.