Monday 5th May 2014 – 6.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been airlifted to hospital with a broken leg after falling five feet from a wooden ladder in Malvern today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property in Mathon at around 12.15pm this afternoon (Monday). A responder paramedic, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 46 year old man was up a wooden ladder doing some maintenance on a property when he fell five feet, trapping his leg between two rungs causing both his leg and ladder to break.
“Ambulance staff administered pain relief to the man to help stabilise his condition before they fully assessed his injuries. The man sustained nasty lower leg and ankle fractures but ambulance staff found no spinal injuries. The man’s leg was immobilised with a splint before he was airlifted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further emergency treatment.”