Man falls 20ft from ladder in Telford


Thursday 3rd July 2014 – 3.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after falling 20 feet from a ladder in Telford this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Red Lees in Ketley shortly after midday (Thursday). An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 74-year-old man had reportedly fallen approximately 20ft from a ladder whilst carrying out maintenance on his windows.

“Ambulance staff and the trauma doctor assessed the man and found he had sustained a serious head injury, a fractured collar bone and a chest injury. The man was given drugs to manage his pain before medics worked to dress the man’s head wound and carefully immobilise him with a neck collar and spinal board.

“Once his condition had been stabilised, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.”


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