WorkCover investigating Matraville freezer death.

A 23-year-old man was found at 2:45 pm on Saturday, trapped in a cold storage freezer in a Matraville factory, and died yesterday morning.

A 23-year-old man was found at 2:45 pm on Saturday, trapped in a cold storage freezer in a Matraville factory, and died yesterday morning.

“Something happened and he became wedged between the forklift and part of the framework,'' a police spokeswoman told AFP.

News Limited reports that the man was trapped for over an hour before being extricated by police rescue officers. He died at 6:30 am on Sunday morning after being in a critical condition overnight at St George hospital.

The man was reportedly exposed to temperatures as low as minus 19 degrees Celsius.