Employee is crushed after a one tonne noticed blade falls on his leg at Sydney tunnel website 


A worker has been crushed by a one-tonne saw blade after it fell on his leg at the site of a major tunnel project.  

The 26-year-old man was rushed to hospital after sustaining the injuries at the NorthConnex worksite in West Pennant Hills, in Sydney, at 10am on Friday. 

The massive blade is believed to have weighed up to 1.5 tonnes, fell on the man’s right leg, crushing it.  


Following the workplace accident, the man was carried from the scene via a tunnel and rushed to the Royal North Shore Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. 

Safework later confirmed the incident took place, revealing its inquiries were ongoing. 

‘SafeWork is investigating an incident on a worksite in West Pennant Hills,’ a spokesperson said.  

NorthConnex will link the M1 Motorway at Wahroonga to the M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills.

The multi-billion project stretches for nine-kilometre is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.


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