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''.
- The Press