A man was injured when he fell into a plastic moulding
machine at an Auckland factory early today.
Emergency services were called to Sistema Plastics in Penrose
about 4am, northern fire communications shift manager Steve
The worker had fallen into a plastic moulding machine, he
Sistema Plastics general manager Drew Muirhead said the man
was sitting on the machine, which was not running, and he
fell about a metre backwards into it.
"He's hurt his shoulder and at this point we believe he's got
a broken arm."
Staff stayed with him until he was taken to Auckland Hospital
by ambulance, Mr Muirhead said.
"He's out of X-ray now and he's comfortable."
Reports that he was trapped for an hour were incorrect, he
The machine had been inspected but it was now running as
normal, he said.