One dead, another injured in landfill incident


Tuesday, 28 May, 2019


One dead, another injured in landfill incident

Two men became trapped under landfill during a worksite accident in Sydney yesterday, resulting in the death of one worker and serious injuries for the other.

It has been reported that both men were hit by a heavy vehicle, which was transporting landfill waste at a Dial a Dump tip in Eastern Creek.

The workers were subsequently buried beneath mounds of rubbish intended for landfill, which rescuers dug through in an attempt to free them. The first man was flown to Westmead Hospital with shoulder and abdominal injuries, but the second man was killed.

“SafeWork is investigating an incident at Eastern Creek yesterday where a worker was killed and another seriously injured. SafeWork inspectors are returning to the site today and investigations are ongoing. A report will be prepared for the Coroner,” said a spokesperson from SafeWork NSW.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/picsfive

Related News

Hand amputation slaps meat processor with $90K fine

A meat processor has been fined $90,000 in Melbourne Magistrates' Court after a worker's...

Collapsed roof traps and injures worker

A worker has been seriously injured while manually demolishing the roof frame and external walls...

Man fined $3.5K for assaulting a WorkSafe inspector

A man has been fined $3500 and ordered to pay $127.40 in costs for assaulting a WorkSafe Victoria...


  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd