Man trapped in machinery

Tuesday 12th November 2013 – 4.50pm – John Hawker.

A man has been trapped in machinery at a farm in Staffordshire this morning.

The incident occurred at a farm in the Burton on Trent area at around 8.15am.  An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man who was trapped in agricultural machinery by his arm.

“The man received emergency treatment at the scene whilst ambulance crews and the Doctor worked with the fire service to release the 36 year old.

“The man received pain relief and after around two and a half hours and a complicated extrication, he was released with extensive arm injuries.

“He received further emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised.  The man was then airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment were a trauma team were on standby.

“The injuries to the man’s arm were extremely serious and the emergency services worked seamlessly together to ensure the patient received the best possible care and was released as quickly as possible.”


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