A worker was taken to hospital after being trapped under a mixing machine at an industrial estate.
Emergency services were sparked into action after the man's arm became trapped under the mixing machine at North East Industrial Estate, in Armstrong Road, Peterlee, this afternoon.
One crew from Peterlee fire station used Hydraulic lifting equipment to free the stricken man from his predicament.
They remained at the scene for over half an hour after turning out at 3.54pm today.
The worker has been transported to The University Hospital of North Tees for treatment by paramedics.