Tuesday 4th March 2014 – 9.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.
Ambulance crews rescued a man from scaffolding following an incident in the Black Country this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to a property in Castle Hill, Dudley shortly after 3.15pm today.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured whilst carrying out work on the roof of a property. The man had reportedly fallen through the scaffolding planks he had been standing on, landing on to a lower platform which was approximately eight feet below.
“Ambulance crews treated the man for a shoulder injury before immobilising him using a specialist stretcher. The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was brought down to safety with the assistance of the fire service’s hydraulic platform.
“The casualty was conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”