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Man crushed to death at Sydney port site

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SafeWork is investigating after a man was crushed to death by a shipping container at Sydney's Port Botany.

Workmates and then paramedics attempted CPR on the man, believed to be in his 50s, but he died at the ACFS port logistics site on Wednesday morning.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Darren Hull described the incident as "traumatic" for paramedics on the scene.

The man has been described by a colleague as 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," Lou Wehipeihana posted on Facebook.

The man 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.

ACFS has been contacted for comment.

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