Man loses leg in workplace incident at Tahmoor poultry factory

Generic image. Picture: NSW Police
Generic image. Picture: NSW Police

A man has lost his leg in a workplace incident at a poultry factory in Tahmoor.

Police and ambulance were called to the Inghams turkey processing facility on Ralfe Street, Tahmoor before 8am after reports that a man had become stuck in machinery.

Camden Local Area Command's duty officer confirmed a man had been injured while operating machinery at the site.

He said firefighters and ambulance officers had worked to free the 35-year-old man.

The man has had his leg amputated from the knee after becoming trapped in the machinery.

A rescue helicopter also attended the scene.

The man has been taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

An Ingham's spokesman said the company had been working with emergency services to do everything it could to support and aid an employee who was injured in a serious workplace incident.

"The employee has been transported to hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition," he said.

"The employee's family is on their way to the hospital and will be given all possible assistance and support.

"Fellow employees are being provided with counselling.

"Ingham's will work with the appropriate safety authorities to investigate the incident and will continue to focus on ensuring the safety of its employees."

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