Man suffers serious head injury in fall from scaffolding

Monday 4th August 2014 – 5.25pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A man has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres with a serious head injury following a fall from scaffolding in Solihull this afternoon (Monday).

The incident took place on St Gerards Road, Solihull, shortly after 3.35pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, two rapid response paramedics, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a 55-year-old man who had fallen approximately eight feet from scaffolding on to a tarmac drive.

“Paramedics quickly assessed the man and began treating him for a significant head injury.

“Due to the serious nature of his condition he was anaesthetised before being flown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”


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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