Five workers die after wall collapse

Thursday 7th July 2016 – 1.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

Five workers have died after a wall collapsed on top of them.

The tragic incident happened at Hawkswood Metal Recycling in Aston Church Road in the Nechells area of Birmingham at about 8.30am this morning, Thursday.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT Trauma Doctor on board, the Hazardous Area Response Team, a senior paramedic officer and an emergency planning officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance crews found a wall that had collapsed.  Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the five men who had been working next to it.

“A sixth man was partially trapped by the falling concrete but had managed to get out from the rubble himself.  He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and the doctor from the air ambulance for a broken leg before he was taken to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”

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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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