Man airlifted following flash burns

Monday 26th May 2014 – 8.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

 

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A man has been airlifted to hospital following an incident in Staffordshire today.

 

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the incident which happened in Milwich at approximately 2.15pm.

 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff treated a man in his 30s for burns to his arms and face after attempts to light a bonfire resulted in a flash back.

 

“The man who had sustained approximately 22% burns was given pain relief and his burns were dressed at the scene before he was airlifted the specialist burns unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 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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