Man taken to hospital after hand trapped in machinery at wholesale warehouse near Norwich

The Makro warehouse on the Broadland Business Park at Thorpe St Andrew. <Picture: James Bass> The Makro warehouse on the Broadland Business Park at Thorpe St Andrew.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
5:33 PM

A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital after his hand became trapped in machinery at a wholesale outlet near Norwich.

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Fire crews from Carrow and Sprowston were called to Makro on the Broadland Business Park, near Postwick, at just after 11.50am following reports a member of staff had become trapped in machinery.

The man’s hand had been freed from machinery, believed to be a forklift truck, before firefighters arrived.

He was treated on scene by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital although his injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said two cars and an ambulance attended while the air ambulance was also called but later stood down as it was not needed.

The spokesman said they received a call to a man who had his hand trapped in “unloading machinery” at just after 11.50am.

He said colleagues managed to extricate him from the machinery before they or the fire service arrived. He added: “It doesn’t look as if it was really, really serious. No critical care was required. He was fully conscious. We gave him some care on scene and took him to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.”

A spokesman in the Norfolk Police control room said police also attended after they received reports a man who had fallen and had his hand run over by a forklift.

He said the injuries did not appear to be “life threatening or life changing” but added they have contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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