A worker was seriously burned when the scissor lift he was operating made contact with power-lines in Sydney’s west.

The man, in his twenties, was treated on the scene and then airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.

The man was inside the scissor lift when it struck power-lines.

The incident is being investigated by SafeWork NSW but it highlights the importance of being particularly cautious and prepared when working near power-lines.

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