Emergency services respond to 'sudden death' at Penrose, Auckland factory

Emergency services at the scene.
Emergency services at the scene. Photo credit: Newshub

Emergency services have responded to a "sudden death" at an Auckland factory on Thursday morning.  

A police spokesperson told Newshub officers are in attendence after the death at a workplace on Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose, which was reported around 10am.

"At this stage the death is being treated as a medical event and will be referred to the Coroner. WorkSafe have been advised," the spokesperson said.

Oji Fibre Solutions confirmed to Newshub one of its employees died at its paper bag factory.

"We are yet to determine the circumstances leading to this, but we are working closely with the appropriate authorities," a spokesperson for Oji Fibre Solutions said.

"Our immediate thoughts go out to the person’s family and friends, and their work colleagues, who will all be devastated by this event."

Hato Hone St John told Newshub they responded to the incident with an ambulance and a rapid response unit is at the scene.  

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) and police are both assisting St John.  

A FENZ spokesperson told Newshub there is one fire truck at the scene.