Worker injured at roadworks

Monday 17th November 2014 – 4.30pm – John Hawker.

A man has been injured whilst working at Junction 4 of the M5 this lunchtime. The incident occurred at road works that are being carried out at Lydiate Ash.

An ambulance, an ambulance officer, and the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene. The crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham also attended the scene by rapid response vehicle due to poor weather conditions.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man who was trapped by his leg under soil that was being moved by a JCB. It is believed the side of the embankment had partially collapsed landing on the man causing serious leg injuries.

“The man, believed to be in his 20’s, was released from being trapped and received emergency treatment at the scene including pain relief.

“Following his release, the man was carried up a steep embankment and was transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.”

Ends

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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