May 21 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Friday, August 17, 2012
A man has been airlifted to hospital after his arm was caught in machinery at a recycling centre in Barking.
Fire crews were called to River Road, at 2.50pm today to free the man, who is thought to be a cleaner aged around 25.
He suffered arm and shoulder injuries and was taken to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel by air ambulance.
It took the fire service around 30 minutes to free the man using special cutting equipment and ropes.
It is believed he was five metres off the ground when the accident happened.