Man airlifted after van falls on top of him

Wednesday 6th July 2016 – 5.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A man has been airlifted to hospital after a van collapsed on top of him, leaving him trapped for about five minutes this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property in Anslow in Burton-on-Trent, near to the B5017 shortly after 12.20pm and sent an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told the van had fallen on to the man from approximately two feet and as a result he was trapped for five minutes until it was jacked up again.

“He remained conscious throughout and received treatment for injuries to his head, shoulder and knees as well as chest pain.

“Crews gave him pain relief at the scene and immobilised him with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar before carefully moving him to the air ambulance, which had landed in a nearby field.

“The man, who is thought to be in his 40s, was then flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Thankfully, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”


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