Man dies, woman injured on rural property near Dubbo

A man has died and a woman has been injured after a workplace incident on a property in the state’s Central West yesterday.

About 4.30pm (Thursday 28 May 2020), emergency services were called to a property on Thornton Road, Cathundral, 112km west of Dubbo, after reports a man and woman were unconscious in a water tank storing fertiliser.

Police have been told a 30-year-old woman entered the tank to assist a 38-year-old man, when she collapsed soon after entering.

The woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Trangie Hospital where she was airlifted to Orange Hospital for further treatment, where she is reported to be in a stable condition.

The man was declared deceased at the scene.

Detectives attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and have notified SafeWork NSW.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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