28 Apr 2013

Man trapped in freezer

9:52 am on 28 April 2013

A New South Wales man is in critical condition in hospital after being trapped by a forklift inside a commercial freezer believed to be set at -19°C.

The man was trapped in the freezer at a business in Matraville, east Sydney, for at least half an hour on Saturday.

He was operating a forklift alone at the time of the accident, and it is thought the machine tipped over against a set of shelving, trapping him.

The ABC reports he was found by colleagues, who called police rescue and paramedics.