Man crushed by machinery at Axminster factory flown to hospital

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 October 2017

A man was airlfted to hospital after being crushed by machinery at Xylem, in Axminster. Main image: Google Maps

A man was airlfted to hospital after being crushed by machinery at Xylem, in Axminster. Main image: Google Maps

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The incident happened at water technology company Xylem, in Weycroft Avenue shortly before 1pm today (Tuesday).

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was crushed by machinery at an Axminster factory.

The incident happened at water technology company Xylem, in Weycroft Avenue shortly before 1pm today (Tuesday).

Crews from Axminster attended the scene and assisted air ambulance paramedics with the man, who police confirmed is in his sixties.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “On arrival crews confirmed one casualty had been crushed by a large metal assembly released prior to the arrival of the fire service by on site staff.”

The man was flown to hospital by air ambulance.

A police spokesman confirmed the sustained injuries were ‘not life threatening’, adding: “The issue has now been handed over to the health and safety executive to investigate.”

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