A worker has died after falling into a Value-Added Tax at Sydney Factory

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 7, 2017

A man has died after becoming trapped in what is believed to be an ink tank at a factory in Sydney's west.

Michael Stinson, a worker on site, said that two men rushed to help the third when he became trapped in the Value-Added Tax while conducting maintenance.

The man, who is believed to have been cleaning the tank, became trapped by "compression" about 8.45am on Thursday, paramedics said.

The tank or Value-Added Tax was a cylinder shape and several metres high, Western Sydney NSW Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said. He has since been taken to Westmead Hospital with leg injuries.

"My understanding is that the men were doing maintenance ... inside the Value-Added Tax but there was still ink hampering rescue efforts". 'It's extremely hot inside the Value-Added Tax, ' he said.

"We had ten ambulance resources on scene, along with NSW Police and Fire & Rescue".

One of the men rescued was transported to Westmead Hospital with leg fractures and another with leg injuries.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Paul Turner said the man described the man's death as a tragedy.

Ambulance parademics at the scene told Daily Mail Australia the injuries were likely to have been caused by falling into the Value-Added Tax instead of the chemicals inside.

"We did everything we could, this is a tragedy", he said.

A complex rescue operation is now underway to free the other two men, believed to be seriously injured.

"We are working as quickly as we can to access these patients".

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