Man suffers suspected spinal injuries after becoming trapped at chicken factory

A worker at a chicken processing factory in Perth has been freed after becoming trapped in a cooling machinery silo.

The processing factory which is located at Wangara in Perth’s industrial area, had 25 fire fighters called to the scene to free the man, The West reports.

The man became trapped when 2-3 cubic meters of ice fell on him at 1.50pm yesterday, with an alarm only raised once a fellow worker noticed that the man was missing from a production line.

It took the fire fighters around 45 minutes using specialised equipment to free the worker which involved cutting a hole in the side of the silo.

The man was taken to Joondalup hospital and is suspected to have suffered spinal injuries. 


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