National Parks and Wildlife Service statement on Blue Mountains rock fall incident

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is deeply saddened by the events that occurred today on a closed section of the National Pass track in Blue Mountains National Park.

Blue Mountains National Park covers an area of 2,690 square kilometres

Our condolences go to the family of the contractor who was killed and our thoughts are with the other members of the crew who were injured.

The National Pass walking track between Valley of the Waters and Slack Stairs has been closed since 31 August due to an identified risk of unstable sections of rock.

Work to make the track safe was underway by experienced contractors.

NPWS will be assisting NSW Police and Safework NSW with their enquiries into this matter.

The NPWS routinely monitors walking tracks in the Blue Mountains for rock fall hazards.

This track was closed due to an identified risk.