A man in his 50s was crushed to death by a portable building that fell on him at an industrial site at the Hunter Valley, near Newcastle.
Emergency services were called to industrial estate work site at Huntingdale Drive, Thornton, a suburb of Maitland, around 8.15am on Wednesday.
Police said the worker was unloading a tip truck when the portable block fell on him.
The 54-year-old subcontractor, from Bonnells Bay in the Lake Macquarie region, died at the scene.
“It appears a man has been crushed under a portable building and has died,” a police spokeswoman told News Corp.
“A report will be prepared for the coroner.”
SafeWork NSW is at the site and investigations are ongoing.
“Initial inquiries indicate the worker was unloading a portable amenities block from a vehicle when he was struck by the load and suffered crush injuries," a SafeWork NSW spokesperson said.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.