02/08/2016 12:20 PM AEST | Updated 02/08/2016 12:25 PM AEST

Hospital Engineer Stood Down Over Baby Gassing Tragedy

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Foot of a new born baby being held by the hand of an adult

A hospital engineer has been stood down and the company that installed pipes that delivered the wrong gas to two newborn babies at a Sydney hospital will have its contracts suspended as part of the government response to the tragedy.

A baby boy died and a baby girl has been left with serious brain damage after nitrous oxide - commonly known as "happy gas" - was incorrectly connected to the oxygen outlet in one of the operating theatres at Bankstown-Lidcombe hospital.