SafeWork NSW investigating fatal forklift accident at St Marys

Police on the scene of the incident on Charles Street. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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SafeWork NSW will take the lead on the investigation into a fatal workplace accident at St Marys this morning.

Emergency services were called to Charles Street in St Marys at around 6.30am after an incident involving a man and a forklift.

SafeWork investigators on the scene. Photo: Melinda Jane.

They arrived soon after to the Custom Denning industrial premises.

“They arrived to find a man had died at the scene,” Police said in a statement.

“Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.”

The forklift involved in the incident. Photo: Melinda Jane.

The Weekender can confirm the man was 31-years-old and his family was advised by police this morning.

SafeWork NSW investigators were on scene at the incident this morning and have been appointed the lead agency in the investigation.

“SafeWork is investigating a forklift incident this morning at a workplace in St Marys. The investigation is ongoing and further comment is not available at this time,” a SafeWork NSW spokesperson said.

Police on the scene of this morning’s incident. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Paramedics were first on the scene and tried to save the man.

“Three ambulance road crews responded to the scene where they found a man in a critical condition,” Caitlyn Murphy from NSW Ambulance told 7NEWS.

“Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the man passed away.”

Photo: Melinda Jane.

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