Middlesbrough worker 'trapped in piece of machinery'

A woman working at a shopping centre in Middlesbrough was injured when she became "trapped in a piece of machinery", emergency services said.

It happened at the shops at Captain Cook Square at about 10:20 GMT.

The woman, who has not been named, was taken to James Cook University Hospital by road with air ambulance medics.

Cleveland firefighters freed the victim who had suffered arm injuries. It is believed she was trapped in a machine for compacting cardboard boxes.

Middlesbrough Council confirmed it was responsible for the regulation of health and safety standards at the premises.

In a statement, it said: "Environmental health officers have been at the scene of the accident and are carrying out an investigation into the matter."

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