Person suffers critical injuries after trench collapses on them in Auckland

A person is being taken to hospital with critical injuries after a trench collapsed on them in Auckland this afternoon.

An ambulance and other emergency services were called to the scene in the suburb of New Windsor at 1.45pm, a St John Spokesperson told 1 NEWS

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) specialists worked at the scene, which is believed to be a private residence. to free the person.

No one else was injured in the incident.

WorkSafe New Zealand says it hasn’t been notified of the incident at this stage.

St John Ambulance (file picture).
St John Ambulance (file picture). Source: St John.