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Employer to assist after NSW port death

The employer of a man crushed to death between two shipping containers at Sydney's Port Botany has sent its condolences to his family and promised to assist with investigations into the incident.

Jeffrey Ho was a long-term employee at Tyne ACFS port logistics as a surveyor but died at the site on Wednesday morning despite paramedics' best efforts.

"Our sincere condolences go to the family, friends and work colleagues of our well-liked and respected employee. We are doing all we can to support his family and our workforce," a Tyne ACFS spokeswoman said.

"An investigation is being undertaken by the NSW Police on behalf of the Coroner and the workplace regulator SafeWork NSW, and we will be assisting those authorities with the investigations."

Co-worker Hung Pham said he worked with Mr Ho for a long time and was upset, while fellow co-worker Lou Wehipeihana said Mr Ho was a hard worker.

"He was an outstanding worker, never missed a day, even when he was really sick, he still turned up. Absolutely shattered. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND XX," Mr Wehipeihana posted on social media on Wednesday.

Mr Ho is the fifth worker to have been killed in Sydney in the past five weeks.

On September 11, a 30-year-old died after his head became trapped in machinery at a St Marys pallet factory, while a 40-year-old man died on September 7 when he was sucked into a woodchipper in Lindfield.

On August 28, a 49-year-old man died after falling from a ladder at a Pendle Hill worksite; and a 38-year-old man died at a Jordan Springs construction site after falling five floors down a ventilation shaft on August 21.

The worker who died at Pendle Hill was Assadullah Hussaini, an Afghan man earning money in Sydney to support his nine children in his home country. He suffered a fractured skull and brain haemorrhages.

© AAP 2019