Man rescued after wall collapses on him at 75ft

Monday 2nd November 2015 – 5.25pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has been rescued from a third storey building at approximately 75ft after a wall collapsed on him this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man who had suffered a back injury after a number of bricks hit him whilst working at height shortly before 3.25pm. An ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene on Lickey Road in Rednal, near to St Columba’s Catholic Primary School.

A West Midlands Ambulance service spokesman said: “On arrival, it quickly became apparent that getting the man, believed to be in his 20s, down to the ground was going to be difficult due to the pain he was suffering.

“Crews assessed the man at height and administered pain relief, ensuring his condition was stable before continuing with the rescue.

“In order to keep him as still as possible he was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and rescue sleeve.

“The HART team then carefully lowered the man down access ladders that were already in place and loaded him on to the back of the ambulance once back on the ground.

“He was then transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for further treatment.”


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