Workers trapped in Sydney scaffolding collapse

Part of the scaffolding that collapsed in Sydney

Part of the scaffolding that collapsed in Sydney

A major rescue operation is under way after scaffolding collapsed at a Sydney worksite, with one man pulled from the rubble and another still trapped.

Due to the amount of debris at the scene, rescue crews sadly had difficulty reaching the apprentice.

A rescue operation is now underway to access the trapped workers.

Firemen are using a specialist rescue vehicle to try to get to the men.

Pregnant sperm whale found dead with 22 kg of plastic in stomach
Experts said the mother whale had been unable to digest calamari due to the huge amount of plastic it had ingested, filling two-thirds of its stomach. (22 kilograms) of plastic in her stomach.

Apprentice Christopher Cassantiti was reported to have fallen from a height of nearly eight-storeys when a large section of scaffolding suddenly collapsed at Macquarie Park worksite.

Emergency services were called to the site on Epping Road at Macquarie Park at about 12:20pm after two men were trapped under eight floors of collapsed scaffolding.

'It's believed two workers are trapped; however, crews have not yet been able to access them, and their conditions aren't known.

Drivers are being told to avoid the area if possible.

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