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Worker crushed by 270kg crate in western Sydney

Steve Zemek (The Australian)


A worker has been rushed to hospital after a 270kg pallet fell on his legs in a workplace accident in Sydney’s west on Tuesday morning.

Workplace Injury
Workplace Injury

The 30-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital with injuries to his legs and nose.

Emergency services were called to the workplace at Gow St in Padstow just after 10am.


He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital.


It’s believed the pallet fell from about 1.5 metres onto the worker before he was freed.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the man was in a stable condition.


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