Man dies in Kiama NBN build

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Man dies in Kiama NBN build

Updated: Concrete worker fatally trapped.

A 57 year old man has died in Kiama after being trapped between two trucks near an NBN rollout site. 

Police and ambulance were called to the scene at 11:30am this morning.

A Lake Heights man was trapped between one stationary truck, owned by a concreting company, and another owned by NBN contractor Silcar, at Seaview Street in Kiama.

The man was retrieving something from the back of the truck, when an unaccompanied 20 year old learner driver started the engine of the second truck, lurching the vehicle forward and pinning the man between the vehicles, NSW Police said.

He sustained serious head injuries.

Efforts to revive the man failed and he perished a short time after, NSW Police confirmed.

The man is understood to be an employee of the unnamed concreting company. Police and ambulance officers are still on the scene.

Silcar declined to comment when contacted by iTnews but is expected to release a statement later today.

NBN Co is "working with its contractor to assist the police in their investigations", it said it a statement.

Updated 4:55pm: Silcar said it is co-operating with investigations. 

"Silcar wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of a man killed in a tragic accident in Kiama NSW today," the company said in a statement.

"Support is being extended to the man’s family and counselling is being provided to workers to assist them through this very difficult period."

Updated 6:57pm: NBN Co said it was closely monitoring the outcome of the authorities' investigations to ensure "lessons learned are put in place".

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