Factory worker at hospital with spinal injuries

A British food factory worker was rushed to hospital with spinal injuries after being trapped in machinery at 2 Sisters’ chicken processing site in Scunthorpe.

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We received a call at 2.35pm when a 40-year-old man became trapped in machinery at the 2 Sisters factory in Lairage. By the time we got there he had been released by his colleagues and we gave him oxygen therapy”.

After administering trauma care, firefighters left the factory worker in the care of the paramedics. He was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital with spinal injuries.

Andrew Hanson, head of communications at 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “2 Sisters Food Group confirms that an incident occurred yesterday afternoon at our Scunthorpe site, involving one of our colleagues. Our colleague was taken to hospital and our priority is for his welfare”.

It is not yet revealed how the worker became trapped in the machinery.

Hanson said: “We are investigating this incident as a matter of urgency. We will provide an update once further details are known”.

The worker is currently treated at Scunthorpe General Hospital.


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