There were chaotic scenes after the accident as distressed workers were confronted by the scale of the accident. Emergency services arrived quickly and cleared the site.
'FRNSW crews are assisting @NSWAmbulance with a delicate rescue operation at a construction site in Epping Rd. Two people are trapped under a large amount of fallen scaffolding,’ confirmed a spokesperson on Twitter.
New South Wales Police said in a statement: 'Emergency services were called to Epping Road about 12.20pm after scaffolding collapsed on workers.
'As the operation is continuing, members of the public are urged to avoid the area.'