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Man Trapped In Sydney Oil Tank Dies

A man has died after becoming trapped in what is believed to be an oil tank at a factory in Sydney's west.

A rescue operation was launched at an Auburn work site about 8.45am on Thursday following reports three men had been injured.

Two workmates were extricated from the tank at the ink factory and transported to Westmead Hospital, but the third man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, died at the scene, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said.

One man has been freed while his co-worker still remains trapped inside an oil tank following an accident at an ink manufacturing company in Sydney’s west.

Crews at Chisolm Rd, Auburn are trying to free the man who has been trapped since 8.35am this morning.

It's believed the man is trapped “by compression” inside a tank at the oil ink and chemical manufacturing company.

Another man was freed around 11am while a third was freed earlier and taken to Westmead Hospital with serious leg injuries.

NSW Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said a short time ago that, “The second man has just been released and sent to Westmead with similar injuries and again in a stable condition,”

“We have ten ambulance resources on scene, along with NSW Police and Fire & Rescue NSW”

“There is one patient still trapped in the tank believed to be suffering critical injuries.”

“It is a complex operation. We are working as quickly as we can to access these patients. This is a confined space and the difficulty has been getting to them as quickly as possible."

Daily Telegraph

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