A factory worker has died after being trapped for hours in a hot ink tank in Sydney.
Fellow workers and emergency services desperately tried to free him after his legs became trapped while trying to clean the tank.
A blade at the bottom of the tank is thought to have suddenly moved while he and two co-workers were inside around 8.30am this morning.
New South Wales Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said two workers were rescued, one after a few minutes and another after two hours, but it was impossible to save the victim.
News Australia reported the victim is believed to be in his 20s or 30s and his body is still trapped in the six metre long tank.
Both rescued men were taken to Westmead Hospital with multiple leg fractures and are now in a stable condition.
Supt Turner said: ‘The third patient unfortunately died on scene, this is a terrible tragedy.
‘We had ten ambulance resources on scene, along with NSW Police and Fire and Rescue. We did absolutely everything we could. It’s a tragic set of circumstances so close to Christmas.’
When paramedics arrived he was conscious and talking but his condition quickly deteriorated.