Woman hurt in workplace accident

Ambulances wait outside a warehouse in Willis St where a woman was injured in a workplace...
Ambulances wait outside a warehouse in Willis St where a woman was injured in a workplace incident yesterday morning. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
A woman suffered moderate head and back injuries after a workplace accident in Dunedin’s industrial area yesterday.

Two ambulances were sent to the Willis St warehouse where the 45-year-old woman was injured about 9.45am yesterday.

An upturned steel trolley was visible within the warehouse following the incident.

A police spokeswoman said the injured woman suffered moderate back and head injuries.

"There were reports that something has fallen on someone in a commercial premises," the spokeswoman said.

Police did not attend, but were advised by St John.A St John spokesman said the woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital’s emergency department in a moderate condition.

Two ambulances went sent to treat the woman and arrived  at 9.55am.

A WorkSafe spokeswoman said the health and safety watchdog had been notified of the incident was making "initial inquiries".

"We have no further information at this stage," she said.

timothy.brown@odt.co.nz

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