Man injured in concrete slab fall


Wednesday 10th September 2014 – 4.30pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after a concrete slab fell on top of him crushing his leg.

An ambulance, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the incident which took place at a private property near to Ashley in Market Drayton at approximately 12.30pm this afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured after a concrete building slab had fallen on to him.

“On arrival at the scene, the concrete slab which was approximately 10 feet x 3 feet, had been removed from the man. Ambulance crews treated the casualty believed to be in his 50’s for a serious leg injury. He was given pain relief and his leg was fully immobilised before he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of the patient and of his serious injuries.”


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