Emergency services are working to free a man who is trapped in an oil tank at an industrial site in Sydney's west.
Other workers at the factory told reporters the two men who were trapped inside the Value-Added Tax had rushed to the aid of the man who has died.
Emergency services rushed to Chisholm Road in Auburn just before 8.45am after receiving reports three workers were trapped inside a tank.
Two workmates were extricated from the tank at the ink factory and transported to Westmead Hospital, but the third man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, died at the scene, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said.
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Two men were freed from the accident site and taken to Westmead Hospital with leg injuries and fractures, while the third man died inside the tank.
The tank or Value-Added Tax was a cylinder shape and several metres high, Western Sydney NSW Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Paul Turner said the man described the man's death as a tragedy.
Ten ambulances responded to the scene, along with Police and Fire and Rescue trucks.
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'This is a bad tragedy, ' Mr Turner said later in a statement.
"It was a complex operation".
Two colleagues of the man, believed to have both been aged in their 20s, were rescued from DIC Australia factory on Chisolm Road, in Auburn, western Sydney. "This is a confined space and the difficulty has been getting to them as quickly as possible".
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