Man critically injured in roof fall

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Wednesday 4th June 2014 – 2.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been seriously injured after falling from a roof in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a residential property in Fulford at approximately 10.25am this morning.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer, two BASICS doctors and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a man who had reportedly fallen approximately 20 feet from the roof of a property.

“It is believed that the man had been carrying out some work on the chimney of the house prior to the incident.

“The man was treated at the scene for a serious head injury and friction burns to his hands. Due to the serious nature of his injuries, the doctor gave the man an anaesthetic at the scene. He was fully immobilised and conveyed, via land ambulance, to the major trauma centre at University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and specialist treatment.

“The doctor travelled on board the ambulance with the crew continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst en route to hospital. The hospital had been pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting their arrival.”


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