A fatal incident has taken place at a construction site in Sydney where a scaffolding collapsed claiming the life of an 18 year old apprentice.

Another worker was critically injured in the collapse.

The teenage formworker Christopher Cassaniti was pronounced dead a few hours after the temporary structure fell at the Macquarie Park building site.

His co-worker suffered lower body injuries and was freed by Fire and Rescue NSW workers. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.

NSW Police are investigating the death and the CFMEU has expressed it’s anger at the incident.

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