A woman has been badly hurt after falling down a lift shaft

Thursday 31st March 2016 – 2.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has suffered serious injuries after falling down a lift shaft in a shop.

The incident happened in the Starbucks in the High Street Solihull.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene after a 999 emergency call at 12.35pm on Thursday lunchtime.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff were told that the woman in her 20s had tried to use the lift but when she stepped into the lift shaft there was nothing there and she fell approximately 25 feet to the bottom of the shaft.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate her from the confined space.

“The woman had suffered probable breaks to her pelvis and leg. After being immobilised and had splints applied, she was taken by ambulance to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”
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Solihull Lift Shaft Fall (31-03-16)

Picture courtesy of @solihullfire on twitter

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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