Man dies after being ‘trapped’ at Port Kembla steelworks


Emergency services were called to the industrial site at Port Kembla, south of Wollongong, shortly after 2pm on Wednesday following the reports of the accident.

Emergency services on scene at the Port Kembla worksite. Picture: Madeline CrittendenSource:Supplied

“Despite the efforts of emergency services, the man died,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“The body, which has not yet been formally identified, is believed to be that of a 59-year-old man.”

The Port Kembla steelworks. Picture: Dean Lewins/AAP

The Port Kembla steelworks. Picture: Dean Lewins/AAPSource:AAP

The Illawarra Mercury reports the victim had been involved in maintenance work at the site.

Nine reports he was pinned between a crane and a ute.

Inquiries continue and a report will be prepared for the coroner.





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