3/24 10:00 AM PT -- We're told the employee who was injured was a guy in his early 20s who worked for Adidas, and was involved with working on Kanye's Yeezy shoes. He was helping move a large 3D printer when it fell over on his foot.
An employee at Kanye West's company suffered a severe leg injury on the job, and it was so bad he had to be airlifted to the hospital ... TMZ has learned.
Sources at the Calabasas Tech Center -- where the rapper's office is located -- tell us ... the man was transporting a heavy piece of machinery Friday, possibly used for making Kanye's Yeezy shoes, when it fell over and landed on his foot.
We're told he let out a loud scream and was stuck under the equipment for several minutes, and it took at least 7 people to lift it and remove his foot.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... they responded to a call about the incident after 5 PM, and confirm people were able to lift the machine off the guy when they arrived, but his injury was so bad it required airlift transpo for emergency medical care.