MAN AIRLIFTED FOLLOWING LADDER FALL IN KIDDERMINSTER Tuesday 19th April 2016 – 12.10pm
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.”
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