Roof fall man airlifted to hospital

Millennium Point EOC 6

Thursday 13th June 2013 – 3.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from the roof of a property in Stourbridge.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property off the B4186 Highpark Avenue in Wollaston shortly after 12.15pm this afternoon (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a man who had reportedly fallen from the roof of a two storey building, landing onto concrete.

“The man, believed to be in his 40s, was assessed by crews and the medic and was found to have suffered serious back pain and a suspected fractured wrist in the fall. They stabilised his condition on scene by administering pain relief to the man before they carefully immobilised him with a neck collar, spinal board and arm splint.

“The man was taken by land ambulance to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed in a park nearby, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.”

 

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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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