Helicopter takes injured worker to Dunedin Hospital

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE
PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE
A South Otago man is said to be doing ‘‘OK’’ after injuring his arm in a potato packaging machine near Kaitangata.

The man was flown to Dunedin Hospital in what was described as a moderate condition yesterday morning after his arm got stuck while he was working at the Kowhai Bush Farms Potato Packhouse facility.

A packhouse spokeswoman said they did could not comment on the situation except to say the man was doing "OK" .

A reporter at the scene said the helicopter landed inside the packhouse facility and several fire appliances also attended.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said the Balclutha brigade was called to Storer Rd at 9.15am after someone got one of their arms trapped in the machine.

St John communications adviser Gerard Campbell said one patient was flown by the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter to Dunedin Hospital.

WorkSafe was investigating. 

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