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Man Trapped In Sydney Oil Tank Dies

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

UPDATE:

Ambulance NSW has confirmed 1 man has died while 2 others have been freed in the Auburn tank incident.

The 2 people who survived have been transported to Westmead hospital with leg injuries (in a stable condition).

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