A worker has been seriously hurt in an accident at a Queenstown tortilla company.

Emergency services were called to the company on Industrial Place just before 5pm, senior fire service communicator Mau Barbara said.

A police spokeswoman said the worker got their arm caught in a machine.

Firefighters pulled the person's arm free from a conveyor belt around 5.15pm, Barbara said.

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The person was taken to Lakes District Hospital around 5.30pm today, a St John Ambulance spokesman told Fairfax.

WorkSafe New Zealand had been notified about the accident and an inspector would visit the accident site, Fairfax reported.