An elderly man has been crushed to death by a piece of heavy machinery that fell off a truck during a horrific workplace accident.
The worker, in his 70s, was squashed at a site on Wonbobbie Rd in Tenandra, central west New South Wales at about 5.30pm on Monday.
He suffered catastrophic injuries to his chest and abdomen, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson told news.com.au.
A chopper was called as paramedics desperately tried to treat the man (stock image of NSW ambulance truck)
A helicopter was called as paramedics desperately tried to treat the man, but he died at the scene.
Police said in a statement that the man has not been formally identified.
SafeWork NSW have been notified and a police investigation is underway.