Man crushed between trucks remains in critical condition

By Brendan Manning

The scene where the man was found early yesterday morning. Photo / Dan Hines
The scene where the man was found early yesterday morning. Photo / Dan Hines

A man crushed between two trucks near Auckland Airport yesterday remains in a critical condition at Middlemore hospital.

Emergency services were called to a commercial premises in Laurence Stevens Drive at Auckland Airport about 4.45am yesterday morning where the man was found between two trucks.

Fire and ambulance staff administered CPR and worked for some time to stabilise the man before he was taken to hospital.

LSG Sky Chefs NZ general manager Jaap Roest yesterday said the injured man was a warehouse employee who was getting a vehicle ready for use when the incident occurred.

Mr Roest said today the man was being supported in hospital by his wife, who was "obviously very emotional and distressed".

"They spent the night in hospital and we provided some food and drinks for them and are in regular touch with them."

A representative from the company was set to visit the injured man later today, Mr Roest said.

The company had informed its employees across the country of the incident and details of the investigation, he said.

"I think we have a relatively good idea of what happened."

A Counties Manukau DHB spokeswoman said the man remained in a critical condition today.

WorkSafe NZ and the police serious crash unit are investigating.

The incident comes just a month after Lupton Carriers employee Simon Melgren died after being crushed between two trucks at his workplace in Henderson.

- APNZ

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