Man dies after horror oil tank accident in Sydney's west

Two men are trapped in a tank in western Sydney. Source:Channel 9

Two men are trapped in a tank in western Sydney. Source:Channel 9

Emergency services are working to free a man who is trapped in an oil tank at an industrial site in Sydney's west.

New South Wales Fire and Rescue said the men, believed to be aged in their 30s or 40s, were "trapped by compression" at the DIC Australia on Chisholm Road in Auburn.

Michael Stinson, a worker on site, said that two men rushed to help the third when he became trapped in the Value-Added Tax while conducting maintenance.

New South Wales Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said that because of the circumstances a rescue attempt was incredibly hard.

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.

'There was still ink on the floor of the Value-Added Tax, which hampered rescue efforts and treatment, ' he told Daily Mail Australia.

Ten ambulances responded to the scene, along with Police and Fire and Rescue trucks.

"This is a bad tragedy", NSW Ambulance Superintendent Paul Turner said in a statement, adding they had deployed 10 resources to try and help the stricken men.

"We did everything we could, this is a tragedy", he said.

'It was a complex operation.

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. We worked as quickly as we could to access these patients'.