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Worker CRUSHED to death in horror accident after a huge piece of machinery tumbled off a truck

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 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. 

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