Man crushed between trucks

KELLY DENNETT
Last updated 17:34 29/07/2014

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A man who was crushed between two trucks near Auckland Airport this morning is still in a critical condition.

The man was admitted to Middlemore Hospital about 5am after he became stuck between the two vehicles at LSG Sky Chefs in Mangere.

A Counties Manukau DHB spokeswoman said the man remained in the intensive care unit in a critical condition.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.45am and had to perform CPR to stabilise the man.

Police and WorkSafe New Zealand staff were investigating.

LSG Sky Chefs manager Jaap Roest said friends had been at the hospital all day and that the man's wife, who worked for the same company but was on maternity leave, was very upset.

The man worked in the warehouse.

A colleague had heard the accident and gone to investigate, Roest said.

"He couldn't do much so he alerted emergency services," Roest said.

"Once emergency services were on-site some employees helped move the truck to some extent so we could see him."

He wasn't sure if the man had been conscious when he was extricated.

One truck weighed 2 tonnes. Both trucks were used for food distribution, Roest said.

"I don't want to go into too much investigation, we want to wait for [the results of] the investigation.

"We're investigating and co-operating with workplace safety, the police and local authorities."

He had held regular meetings with staff to keep them updated on the incident.

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