Worker wounded after the pile of wood fell on his head in Sydney


A teenager is in the hospital with serious injuries after being hit in the head by a pile of wood that fell on a construction site in south-west Sydney this morning.

The 19-year-old worker was injured when a pile of wood sheets, perhaps weighing up to 300 kg according to Nove, fell on him on Clements Ave in Bankstown.

SafeWork NSW will review the incident.

"SafeWork NSW is investigating after a 19-year-old male was injured following a workplace accident in Bankstown this morning," a statement said.

"SafeWork inspectors are visiting the site and investigations are underway."

The teenager was taken to the Liverpool hospital with severe head injuries.

This marks the fifth workplace accident in Sydney in less than a week and comes just a day after a man was injured by the falling steel beams at a Moorebank construction site.

The 59-year-old was hit in the head and suffered severe head injuries before being taken to the emergency room of the Liverpool hospital.

According to Nove, the construction worker was unloading the beams when they fell from the back of a truck.

This happened five days after a 30-year-old man died in an industrial accident in western Sydney, despite the desperate attempts of first responders to save their lives.

It was the first of three workplace accidents in three hours across the city last Wednesday.

The emergency services were called to a wooden pallet factory in St Marys shortly after 5.30am and found the man who suffered severe head injuries.

"He was stuck in a machine," a spokeswoman for the NSW ambulance told

In previous incidents in Sydney, a man died on September 7th when he was sucked into an undertaker in Lindfield, a man died after falling from a ladder at a Pendle Hill construction site on August 28 and a man died at a construction site of Jordan Springs after falling five floors along a ventilation duct on August 21st.

After the most recent workplace death on September 11, CFMEU Secretary of State Darren Greenfield told AAP security "it means nothing" to many builders and developers and had expected telephone calls for deaths on the spot of work.

"Unfortunately, these incidents continue to occur and occur more and more often, so they are no surprise to us at all," he said.



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