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Man falls down lift shaft at Speight's Brewery

Published: 11:16AM Monday March 31, 2014 Source: Fairfax

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A person has fallen down a lift shaft in a Dunedin building this morning.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said emergency services had been called to the scene at Speight's Brewery where a person had fallen down the shaft.

Fire Service southern communications centre manager Mel Barbara said the man fell down the shaft around 9.10am but had now been rescued.

He received care at the scene from St John Ambulance advanced paramedics. The man was rushed to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

Barbara said the Fire Service was stabilising the lift shaft.

Dunedin organiser of the Service and Food Workers Union Steven Briggs said he had not heard about the incident.

He said he was unaware of any safety issues at Speight's.

"This is the first time something like this has come up. Each time I've been visiting members at the plant they've been most careful."