Worker airlifted after accident in factory

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – 2.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

A worker has been airlifted to a major trauma centre with a serious leg injury after an accident at a factory.

The incident happened at the premises in Bridge Road, Cookley near Kidderminster at about 8.30am this morning, Tuesday.

A rapid response vehicle was first on scene backed up by an ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford which landed on the nearby cricket and football pitches.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man had been injured when a high pressure hydraulic line broke hitting him on the left leg.

“He suffered a serious injury which was initially treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

“He was then taken to the air ambulance before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where a vascular surgeon had been requested to be on standby.”
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HMEDD 06 at QEHB

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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