Firefighters worked with paramedics to release a man trapped under a roll of paper this lunchtime.
Crews were called out to Childeritch Industrial Park at Little Warley, near Brentwood, just before midday and had released him by just after 12.30pm. They left him in the care of the air ambulance.
Essex fire service said the call was received before today's strike action began and crews remained at work until the man had been released.
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Saturday will be largely cloudy with a continued risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms. Sunday will be dry with sunny spells.
There continues to be a risk of thunder tonight and tomorrow but the weather will become drier and clearer by sunday.