A man has died after a brick wall fell on him at a building site in Sydney’s northwest.
Police say emergency services were called to a property in Carlingford just before 10am on Wednesday, after a brick wall, which was under construction, was blown over in the wind. A 30-year-old man was trapped under the rubble and died.
SafeWork NSW has been notified and police will prepare a report for the coroner.
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 16, 2017
Another builder, aged 19, was taken to hospital in a critical condition with serious head injuries after another wall collapsed in Kellyville, 36 kms north-west of Sydney’s CBD.
At Kellyville: male construction worker, 19, treated for critical head injuries after brick wall collapse. Taken by rd to Westmead Hospital pic.twitter.com/AfcDQ9RoPr
— CareFlight (@MyCareFlight) August 16, 2017
Winds gusts up to 83km/h were recorded on Sydney Harbour and at the airport and up to 91km/h elsewhere.
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