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    INCIDENT LEAVES SCAFFOLDER INJURED

    Cause of injury uncertain as scaffolder suffers serious head injury  

    A construction worker was knocked unconscious on a building site in Stansted, Essex whilst working on a scaffold. The 62-year-old scaffolder suffered a serious head.

    It is not clear whether he fell from a scaffold or was struck by a falling object. A  paramedic who attended the scene is reported to have said: “A tube somehow fell and hit his head, knocking his hard hat off.”

    By contrast the Fire Service Officer commented: “This was a difficult rescue, but crews did a fantastic job and made sure that the man was safely delivered to waiting ambulance crews. The man was at work on the site when he fell landing on scaffolding 30ft from the ground. He had suffered head and spinal injuries but was in an extremely difficult to reach position. We used the aerial ladder platform to reach the man and were able to get him onto the platform and lower him to safety and waiting ambulance crews.”

    Whatever the cause the injured man was taken to a local hospital for treatment!

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