Man rescued from 50ft pit in Coventry

Monday 21st August 2017 – 3.50pm – Claire Brown.

A man has escaped serious injury after ending up in a 50ft pit at a waste facility in Coventry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man who was trapped in a vehicle which had fallen into a pit at the waste facility on Bar Road in Coventry shortly after 10.30am this morning (Monday).

An ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics and the critical care car from The Air Ambulance Service were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “HART paramedics worked closely with the fire service’s technical rescue team to help rescue the man from the 50ft-deep pit; an operation which took around three hours due to the difficulties of the location. The man was treated on scene for relatively minor injuries before being taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

ENDS

 

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