Man trapped by legs in oil tank

Man trapped by legs in oil tank

Man trapped by legs in oil tank

A MAN has died after being trapped for hours in a hot ink tank at a factory in Sydney.

Michael Stinson, a worker on site, said that two men rushed to help the third when he became trapped in the Value-Added Tax while conducting maintenance.

A rescue operation was launched at an Auburn work site about 8.45am on Thursday following reports three men had been injured.

It is believed two men aged in their 30s to 40s were inside the mixing tank to clean it this morning when they became trapped.

Mr Turner said: "The third patient unfortunately died on scene, this is a bad tragedy".

'This is a bad tragedy, ' Mr Turner said later in a statement.

Two men were freed from the accident site and taken to Westmead Hospital with leg injuries and fractures, while the third man died inside the tank.

New South Wales Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said that because of the circumstances a rescue attempt was incredibly hard.

The two men taken to hospital are in a stable condition.

"One of the men has just been released and sent to Westmead with similar injuries and again is in a stable condition", he said.

The victim is believed to be aged in his 20s or 30s, and his body is still trapped in the six-metre battery shaped tank.

"It was a complex operation". We worked as quickly as we could to access these patients'.

Some of the rescuers were experts in working in confined spaces, he said.

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