A man in his 50s was airlifted to hospital after a serious “industrial accident” at a north-east fish plant.
The health and safety executive confirmed it is investigating the incident which took place at Whitelink Seafoods in Fraserburgh.
An air ambulance was dispatched just before 2.30pm on Wednesday to transport the man to hospital.
Police said that an “industrial accident” had taken place and added that the details had subsequently been passed to the relevant agencies.
It is understood the man sustained injuries to his leg after it got caught in an ice machine.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We received a call at 2.26pm on Wednesday to attend an incident on Maxwell Place in Fraserburgh.
“We dispatched two ambulances and an air ambulance to the scene.
“We airlifted one male patient in his 50s to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
A HSE spokeswoman added: “HSE is aware and is making initial inquiries.”
The man’s current condition is not known.
Whitelink Seafoods declined to comment.
It was one of two air ambulances called to Fraserburgh that day.
Whitelink Seafoods is a family-run company and was recently awarded £673,000 to help with the expansion of its processing facility, new staff canteen and installation of blast freezing equipment.
The cash was given from the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and is among £5.6 million which is being handed out to a variety of companies across Scotland.