Fall from roof in Shropshire


Monday 20th October 2014 – 1.10pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres after falling approximately 15 feet from the roof of a property near to the Shropshire / Welsh border this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property in Winnington, Shrewsbury just before 9.00am (Monday). 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 42-year-old man had reportedly fallen, approximately 15 feet, from the roof of a two-storey property before landing onto a concrete floor.

“Upon assessment, ambulance staff discovered that the man had lower back pain and was experiencing a loss of sensation and movement in both legs. Medics administered pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to the man before carefully immobilising him onto a neck collar and spinal board to prevent further movement.

“Once stable the man was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire, a major trauma centre, 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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