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Man Killed While Working On Sydney NorthConnex Site

He was taken to hospital with critical injuries.

23/05/2017 3:08 PM AEST | Updated 23/05/2017 4:07 PM AEST
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The NorthConnex project is the longest road tunnel project in Australia.

A man is dead after he was critically injured at a NorthConnex project construction site Sydney's northern suburbs.

NSW Police told HuffPost Australia that the 65-year-old man was found with critical injuries at a site on the corner of Wilson and Victoria Roads in Pennant Hills before being taken to hospital on Tuesday, where he later died.

"About 8am, emergency services were called to a work site on the corner of Wilson and Victoria Roads Pennant Hills following reports of a work site incident," a NSW Police spokesperson said.

"Officers located a man believed to be aged in his late 50s or early 60s with critical injuries. He was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital however he died a short time later.

"Initial investigations suggest the man was critically injured while working at the site."

A SafeWork NSW spokesperson said the worker was conducting maintenance activities at the site on Tuesday before being hit and injured by a dislodged pipe.

"SafeWork NSW is investigating after a 65 year old male worker was fatally injured while working on a construction site," the spokesperson said.

"Initial inquiries indicate the worker was conducting maintenance on a pressurised pipe at the site at when it dislodged and struck him, causing fatal injuries. SafeWork NSW's investigation remains ongoing."

The NorthConnex project is the longest road tunnel project in Australia and involves the construction of a nine kilometre underground motorway designed to link Wahroonga and West Pennant Hills and reduce traffic congestion.

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