A workman has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after he fell leaving a screwdriver embedded in his abdomen.
The unfortunate accident happened as the 60 year old was renovating a pub in Norton Canes in Staffordshire.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene after a 999 call at about 1.20pm on Wednesday afternoon.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived at the Railway Tavern in Norton Green Lane, they found the man with the 10 inch screwdriver sticking out of his abdomen.
“The ambulance staff carefully dressed the wound while leaving the screwdriver, which had gone in several inches, in place. He was also given pain relief and other drugs to counteract any internal bleeding.
“He was then airlifted to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital for specialist treatment including the safe removal of the screwdriver.
“It is hoped he will make a full recovery.”