Man’s leg impaled on tractor spike in Shropshire


Thursday 13th August 2015 – 1.50pm – Chris Kowalik.


A man has been flown to a major trauma centre after a bale spike tine went into his right knee.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a farm near Whixhall shortly after 10.20am today.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The tractor spike went into his right knee.
“The man who is in his eighties was conscious and stable throughout the rescue. The fire service cut the spike free from the tractor, but it remained in his leg. Ambulance crews managed the wound with the spike in situ and gave him fluids, analgesia and oxygen.Preparations were in place in case of a haemorrhage and he was flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”




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