Elderly man seriously injured in ladder fall in Dudley

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Friday 3rd June 2016 – 4.20pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after falling 20 feet from a ladder in Brierley Hill this morning.

The incident happened on Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill, at 11.30am (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer 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 70s, had fallen whilst cleaning his guttering in the back garden. Upon assessment, ambulance staff found he had sustained a serious chest injury as well as a facial injury. Due to his injuries, the team administered advanced pain relief and oxygen to help stabilise his condition on scene. The man was then immobilised and transferred to the awaiting helicopter by land ambulance as it had landed in a nearby field.

“Once on board, the helicopter transferred the man to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further 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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