The man died early on Friday at an industrial site south of Wollongong. Picture: iStock
The man died early on Friday at an industrial site south of Wollongong. Picture: iStock

Man crushed to death by gate at work

A man has died after being crushed by a gate at an industrial site in New South Wales.

The workplace accident occurred about 6am on Berkeley Rd in Berkeley, a southern suburb of Wollongong.

The Illawarra Mercury reports the business is Maluko Concreting.

Emergency services were called to reports "a man was crushed by a gate", police said in a statement on Friday.

Despite their efforts, he died at the scene.

"The body, which has not yet been formally identified, is believed to be a man aged in his 60s," police said.

Pictures of the scene show a large black gate on the ground and mailboxes damaged.

Police are investigating the man's death in conjunction with SafeWork NSW.

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"SafeWork NSW is onsite and investigating following reports that a man has died after being crushed by a gate at an industrial site in Berkeley this morning," a spokeswoman told news.com.au.

"SafeWork's investigation is ongoing."

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Last month, a truck driver died at Port Kembla steelworks, south of Wollongong, after becoming trapped between a vehicle and machinery.

"Our thoughts are with his family, his colleagues, and his friends," the Australian Workers' Union said at the time.

In Melbourne last week, a man died after he was crushed by a metal pole while unloading a truck.


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