A Port Otago worker appears to have had a lucky escape after being struck by a container being loaded on to the vessel Maersk Inverness at Port Chalmers in Sunday's morning.
Police and fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene in Beach St about 11.30am.
Port Otago marine and infrastructure manager Sean Bolt said the man, who was taken off the ship using a man-cage slung under a container crane to a waiting ambulance, had been "struck by a container''.
Although the man was able to walk, Mr Bolt said he was taken to Dunedin hospital for a check, in case there were any internal injuries.
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