Man airlifted following ladder fall in Kidderminster

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Tuesday 19th April 2016 – 12.10pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after falling approximately 10 feet from a ladder in Kidderminster this morning.

The incident happened shortly before 9.00am (Tuesday) at a construction site on Stourport Road, Kidderminster. An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 40s, had reportedly been knocked unconscious after falling around 10 feet from a ladder.

“When ambulance staff arrived the man had thankfully regained consciousness and was treated for a facial injury on scene. Upon further assessment, ambulance staff and the doctor also suspected a neck injury so the man was fully immobilised with a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being airlifted in a stable condition to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist trauma centre, for onward care.”

ENDS

 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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