Builder airlifted to major trauma centre after 5 metre fall

Wednesday 13th January 2016 – 8.45pm – Murray MacGregor.

A builder who was working on a former garage premises has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after falling through the roof.

The incident happened in London Road, Shirleywich to the east of Stafford at about 11.45am on Wednesday morning.

An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found the man lying on the concrete floor of the premises after he had fallen around 5 metres / 16 feet through the roof.

“The 34 year old had a swollen jaw, a left ankle injury and was concussed. Ambulance staff immobilised him before he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Considering the distance he had fallen, he was fortunate not to have been more seriously injured.”



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