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A man in his 20s was critically injured after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery at Gibbs Farm.
A man is in a critical condition after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery at an Auckland sculpture park.
Emergency services were called to the workplace incident at Gibbs Farm on the Kaipara Coast Highway in Makarau, north Auckland.
St John Ambulance said it sent multiple vehicles to the scene at 9.23am on Tuesday.
A male patient in his 20s was found in a critical condition.
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At 10.45am, spokeswoman Beverley Tse said the patient had been flown to Auckland City Hospital, still in a critical condition.
Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman Lincoln Davies said the incident involved a grader.
A grader is a piece of machinery used to flatten surfaces during construction.
Fire and Emergency said it was called at 9.30am to assist St John.
A person was initially trapped and received “serious injuries” as a result.
Police said officers were also in attendance. WorkSafe had been advised, a police spokesman said.
“At this stage we are making initial inquiries to establish details of the incident, and what our next steps will be,” a WorkSafe spokeswoman said.
At 11.15am, two police cars remained at the scene surrounded by five heavy machinery vehicles, including two diggers.
Several four-wheel drive cars were also at the site which was on a hill opposite a red trumpet sculpture.
The sculpture farm is owned by wealthy businessman Alan Gibbs.
Sculptures on the farm include the trumpet, by Anish Kapoor, and a massive steel wall by Richard Serra.