A construction worker at Sydney's Barangaroo has died

Barangaroo. Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images

A construction worker at Sydney’s Barangaroo development has died after being hit by a metal object.

NSW police say emergency services were called to a barge on the water in Darling Harbour at around 4.40pm on Wednesday.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was working on a barge when he was struck and died at the scene.

A crime scene has been established and Work Safe NSW will also investigate.

NSW infrastructure minister Andrew Constance issued a statement saying he was “deeply saddened” by the death

“In this horrific time for the man’s family, friends and colleagues I would like to pass on my deepest sympathies and thoughts,” he said

“I trust our NSW Government agencies will cooperate fully with all investigations into this very sad incident.”

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Nearly four months ago, the streets around Barangaroo’s Tower One were cleared and closed following an incident involving a crane atop the 217-metre-high building.

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