UPDATE 12:05 PM | WILD winds have brought down two brick walls in Sydney, killing one and injuring another.
The first incident occurred on a construction site in Kellyville around 9.40am on Wednesday.
It’s understood workers were building a home when a half built brick wall collapsed on a man in his 20s.
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The man’s colleagues were able to remove the bricks off of the man and comfort him until paramedics arrived.
He sustained serious head injuries and was rushed by ambulance to Westmead Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, around the same time in Carlingford, a man was killed when a large brick wall collapsed on him.
Similiar to the incident in Kellyville, the brick wall formed part of a house which was being built on Talinga Street.
The 30-year-old man was trapped beneath the bricks and sadly died at the scene.
Witnesses told Nine News the sound of the collapse sounded like an explosion.
Emergency services, including an urban search and rescue team, are now working to retrieve the 30-year-old’s body.
It’s understood both walls were brought down by strong winds.
A wind gust of 72km/h was recorded at Sydney Olympic Park just after 11am.
A severe weather warning is current for damaging winds on the South Coast, Central and Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains as well as Wollongong and Nowra in the Illawarra and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
The Bureau warns winds up to 70km/h, gusting at more than 90, are expected to stick around until tonight.
Police and SafeWork NSW are investigating both incidents.
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