Man's Leg 'Ripped Off' In Factory Machinery Accident
A chicken factory worker has reportedly had his leg 'ripped off' in an industrial accident south of Sydney.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman told 10 daily that "multiple crews" and an emergency helicopter had rushed to the scene at Ralfe Street, Tahmoor -- south-west of Sydney -- after an industrial accident early on Wednesday morning.
The factory is an Ingham's poultry facility. A spokesman at the Ingham's facility told AAP there was an incident at the site on Wednesday morning but wasn't able to disclose further details.
The ambulance spokesperson said a 35-year-old man was stuck in a piece of machinery, and has sustained a serious leg injury. 10 daily understands the man's leg was caught in the machine, but ambulance would not confirm if his leg was amputated.
A specialist medical team arrived by helicopter. The man was extricated from the scene and flown to hospital for further treatment, in a serious condition.
"Ingham’s has been working with emergency services to do everything it can to support and aid an employee who has been injured in a serious workplace incident. The employee is on his way to hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition," an Ingham's spokesperson told 10 daily.
"The employee’s family is on their way to the hospital and will be given all possible assistance and support. Fellow employees are being provided with counselling."
"Ingham’s will work with the appropriate safety authorities to investigate the incident and will continue to focus on ensuring the safety of its employees."
NSW Ambulance is expected to give an update on the man's condition later on Wednesday.
More to come.