Man rescued from scaffolding

Wednesday 27th November 2013 – 1.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

Ambulance crews have rescued a man from scaffolding following an incident in Salford Prior this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received calls to Tothull Lane to reports of a man who had fallen whilst working on scaffolding at approximately 9.45am today.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crew’s found a man on a scaffolding rig three storeys high.

“The man had reportedly fallen on the scaffolding and had hit his neck during the fall. On assessing the man he was found he be light headed and disorientated. Due to the nature of his injury the Hazardous Area Response Team removed a window from property, next to the scaffolding, enabling the man to be brought down to safety through the house.

“The man was conveyed to Alexandra Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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