A Chinese engineer has been saved after getting himself trapped between a lift and the lift shaft.

The man, who remains unidentified, had been installing the lift in a residential building in Chongqing, China, on September 11, according to a local news website.

As he worked on the elevator, he made a mistake which caused the lift to go up suddenly, leaving him trapped between floors.

According to a video of the accident posted by The Paper, the workers' legs were stuck and he was hanging upside down from the shaft.

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It's reported that the engineer had made a mistake during work which caused the accident. Photo / Liveleak
It's reported that the engineer had made a mistake during work which caused the accident. Photo / Liveleak

The report said the man had lost the feeling in his lower body when the firefighters arrived.

The rescuers managed to pull him out after using tools to expand the gap. He was said to be freed within minutes after the firefighters arrived., the MailOnline reported.

The worker was taken to the hospital immediately by paramedics.

The report did not specify the seriousness of his injuries, but it's understood that he has survived the accident.