Epping, Cape town -

A Cape Town man was seriously injured when his hand was caught between the rollers of a machine in Epping on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

“(He) was working on the machine when his right hand got caught and pulled into the rolling machine,” ER24 spokesman Andre Visser said.

The 42-year-old man's colleagues dismantled the machine and freed him. He sustained serious injuries to his right hand up to his wrist.

He was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital. - Sapa