Worker crushed under vehicle in Sydney’s Inner West

Worker crushed under vehicle in Sydney’s Inner West

A man has been crushed under a car while completing work at Sydney’s Summer Hill.

NSW Police have confirmed that emergency services workers attended the scene around 2 pm on Saturday.

Ambulance NSW had four crews on-site, with police and Fire and Rescue NSW also attending to assist in extracting the man.

A helicopter was dispatched but the worker was transported by road to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Inspector Brad Goodwin from NSW Ambulance said: “paramedics arrived to quite a chaotic scene”. It is understood the jack holding up the vehicle failed.

“Emergency services did an exceptional job in releasing and stabilising the man, who had suffered from some pretty serious injuries,” he said.

The man remains in a critical condition in RPA.

SafeWork NSW has a range of safety information regarding the use of jacks and vehicle maintenance. One of the most critical safety messages is that when used correctly, they are a safe tool, however, workers should never work underneath a car that is supported by a jack, and instead, support stands or industrial ramps should be used.

It’s estimated that as many as 120 Australians have died in the last 20 years due to incorrect use of jacks.

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