Man trapped in machinery

Thursday 20th March 2014 – 11.00am – John Hawker.

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A man has suffered arm and chest injuries after being trapped in machinery at industrial premises in Brierley Hill this morning.

The incident occurred at premises on Pedmore Road Industrial Estate at just after 7.00am.  An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a Medic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man in his 20’s who had been trapped in machinery by his arm. 

“The man received emergency treatment at the scene for his injuries and received pain relief.

“The man’s condition was stabilised and he was transferred by land ambulance to the Air Ambulance which had landed at a car park nearby.

“The man was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma unit for further assessment and emergency treatment.

“Thankfully, the man’s injuries were not considered life threatening.”

Ends

We have no further details on this incident.

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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