Man airlifted after fall

Monday 10th June 2013 – 7.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre with a potentially very serious back injury after he fell off a container at a business in the Cheslyn Hay area of the Black Country.

The incident happened at just after 5.00pm on Monday afternoon on an industrial unit off Landywood Lane near Landywood Railway Station.

A community paramedic, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor on the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It was not clear exactly what had happened, but when crews arrived they found a man in his early 50s who had fallen approximately two metres. It is not believed he worked at the site.

“He had a potentially very serious back injury. The man was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where medics were on standby for his arrival.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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