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.”