Worker killed in accident at Sydney school

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A stonemason has been crushed by a sandstone block while he was working at a high school in Sydney's inner west.

Emergency crews were called to Fort Street High School in Petersham about 11.20am on Friday, following reports scaffolding had collapsed on a man, NSW Police said.

The stonemason was trapped under a sandstone block, AAP understands.

Police on the scene said they found the worker trapped under large stones.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead. He is yet to be formally identified.

Fire and Rescue NSW said the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

A crime scene has been established at the school and SafeWork NSW has been notified.

Labor spokesperson for Work Health and Safety Sophie Cotsis told AAP her sympathies went out to the family and friends of the worker killed in the tragic accident.

"There needs to be a thorough investigation into this tragic accident by SafeWork," Ms Cotsis said.

The Canterbury MP said she had written to Fair Trading Minister Victor Dominello, who assumed responsibilities for SafeWork on Friday.

"Apart from determining the causes of this accident, the investigation must look into how safety can be improved on construction sites, and whether SafeWork NSW should be given more powers and resources to keep workplaces safe."

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