Police confirm Kiama death

Police confirm Kiama death

NBN Co said it is working with its contractor to assist police with investigations

Police have confirmed a Lake Heights man in his 50s died in Kiama today. The man reportedly died at a National Broadband Network work site.

"A 57-year-old Lake Heights man was getting something from the back of the truck when a unaccompanied learner driver got into a second truck parked immediately behind," police said in a statement.

"When the second truck’s engine started, the vehicle lurched forward, pinning the 57-year-old man between the vehicles."

While emergency services were called to the scene and CPR was administered until paramedics arrived, the police said the man died at the scene.

"The 20-year-old male driver of the second truck was taken to hospital for mandatory testing and precautionary medical checks," the police said.

Police from the crash investigation unit from the Southern Region are investigating the incident and what led up to the accident.

WorkCover NSW is also investigating the incident.

“Initial enquiries indicate that the man was retrieving equipment from a vehicle parked on Seaview Street, Kiama for work purposes when a second parked vehicle was driven forward and crushed the man between the two vehicles,” a WorkCover NSW spokesperson said in a statement.

“WorkCover inspectors are on-site and an investigation has commenced.”

The man, who reportedly worked for a concreting company, died on Friday morning.

NBN Co said it is working with its contractor to assist police with investigations.

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