A bush has saved a workman who fell from a house roof from more serious injurieSs


Wednesday 17th June 2015 – 7.03pm – Murray MacGregor.

A workman who fell from the roof of a house, has a bush to thank for reducing the level of his injuries.

The incident happened at about 2.25pm on Wednesday afternoon in Elm Grove, Codsall near Wolverhampton.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, which landed in a nearby playing field, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, who was in his 20’s, fell approximately 25 feet from the roof landing on his back in a bush.

“Ambulance staff said that he was complaining of back and pelvic pain, but that it could have been worse had he not landed in the bush.

“The man was immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place before he was taken by the ambulance to the nearby helicopter from where he was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.”

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