A 55-year-old man was taken to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after being crushed by the bus he was working under.

A Fire Service spokesman said firefighters from Lookout Point and Mosgiel were called to a Saddle Hill Rd address about 5.40pm yesterday after a report of a man trapped under a bus.

It appeared he was working underneath a house bus when a hydraulic jack failed, pinning him under the bus.

It took about 30 minutes to remove him, the spokesman said.

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A St John spokesman said he was taken to hospital with serious crush injuries.