Man Escapes from Hole

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Thursday 24th April – 7pm – Steve Parry

A man has been taken to hospital after falling down a twelve foot hole on waste ground in Darlaston this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to former industrial premises in Kendrick Road at just after 5.20pm.

An ambulance together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a man who had reportedly fallen down what appears to be a drain hole.

“The man, believed to be in his twenties, managed to get himself out of the hole before crews arrived. He was treated for facial and arm lacerations together with  a knee injury and a possible fractured leg.

“The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and 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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