Statement from Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton

The rock fall at Blue Mountains National Park is horrific.

Escarpment and valley view from Lockleys Pylon Walking Track Blue Mountains National Park

I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the man killed and my thoughts are with the two men injured.

I also want to thank National Parks and Wildlife Service staff, the volunteers and emergency service staff who responded quickly and walked into the remote location.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is assisting NSW Police, Safework NSW and the Coroner with their enquiries into what happened.