Man's hand crushed in work accident

Last updated 15:50 06/12/2013
Daiken accident
Daniel Tobin

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT: A man has been to flown to hospital about his hand was crushed in a workplace accident near Rangiora.

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A man's hand was crushed in a work accident near Rangiora today.

The accident happened at the Daiken factory in Sefton about midday.

He was flown to Christchurch Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

A rescue helicopter spokesman said the man was loading equipment onto a forklift when a metal drum roll slipped and crushed his hand.

The object weighed "upward of two tonnes" and the man was lucky only his hand was caught.

A St John spokeswoman described the injuries as ''minor to moderate''.

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