A MAN was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after an accident at a fibre-glass factory.

Police, the fire service and paramedics were called to RHV Limited in Walmsley Street, Rishton, after a man in his 50s was injured at around 2.35pm today.

An ambulance service spokesman said a patient was taken to hospital, and they had called an air ambulance was called to the scene, along with an operational and tactical commander, an advanced paramedic and a rapid response vehicle.

Jamie Woodruff, who was walking past the area to visit a business nearby, said there were around a dozen emergency vehicles at the scene, including fire engines, ambulances and police cars.

He said: “Something bad has happened.

“At first I thought there had been a terror incident going off the amount of vehicles there.

"The air ambulance landed on Rishton Methodist Primary School field, which is nearby.

“Lots of people are speculating as to what happened.

“I really hope the person involved is okay and my thoughts go out to them.”

The Lancashire Telegraph contacted the company but it did not wish to comment at this time.

A police spokesman said the man's family have been informed.

The spokesman said: "The incident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive with assistance from the police."