WorkSafe are investigating an incident at a Newmarket construction site where a man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with "crush injuries".

Emergency services received a call at 8.07am yesterday after the incident occurred at a site in Newmarket.

A WorkSafe spokeswoman said an investigation had been opened into the incident.

"WorkSafe has been notified of a male worker being injured on a Newmarket construction site yesterday. The worker is reported to have crush injures to his chest and neck," the spokeswoman said.


An Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust spokesman said the incident involved a man being struck in the face with a steel beam.

"We were called but due to the hospital being close by we were stood down and the ambulance attended."

The man was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition, a St John spokeswoman said.

"He is stable," an Auckland District Health Board spokeswoman told the Herald this morning.

The Herald asked the spokeswoman if the man was still serious but she could not comment.