BREAKING: Workers trapped in scaffolding collapse at building site


Paramedics were called just after 12.20pm when a scaffolding structure collapsed on Epping Road in Macquarie Park.

A witness told 10 News he was eating his lunch next to the scene — the Lachlan’s Line mixed-use residential and commercial construction project — when he heard a loud crash and saw people fleeing.

The man told the network it was a “scene of panic” as it became clear people were stuck beneath a mountain of debris.

Vision of the scaffolding collapse at a building site in Macquarie Park in Sydney. Picture: Seven NewsSource:Channel 7

A second rescue helicopter joins a string of emergency vehicles on the scene. Picture: Twitter/HeidiTiltins

A second rescue helicopter joins a string of emergency vehicles on the scene. Picture: Twitter/HeidiTiltinsSource:Twitter

It’s believed at least two workers were trapped but their conditions aren’t known.

One person was freed and taken to hospital at 1.30pm, it’s understood, but it’s not clear how many men remain trapped.

Firefighters say it’s going to be a “delicate” rescue operation.

Construction company Ganellen said it’s assisting emergency workers at the site of the $220 million development.

“Our immediate concern and focus is on the safety of our people and according for those who were in the vicinity of the accident, and ensuring the site is safely secured,” the builder said in a statement.

As the operation is continuing, members of the public are urged to avoid the area.

Two eastbound lanes, including the left turn lane, are closed on Epping Rd at Delhi Rd.

More to come.



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