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    INCIDENT: FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

    Workman in serious condition after 10m fall from scaffolding

    It has been reported that paramedics called to a property in Newport on the Shropshire-Staffordshire border have found a workman lying unconscious after falling from a scaffold.

    The 65-year-old man sustained a serious head injury and suspected abdominal injuries in the accident. He was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

    “Community first responders (CFR) arrived first on scene to find a man lying unconscious on the floor after reportedly falling approximately 30ft from scaffolding surrounding a property. The man had been found by work colleagues who had immediately dialled 999. The 65-year-old man sustained a serious head injury and suspected abdominal injuries in the fall and was given vital first aid by the CFRs until ambulance staff arrived. Given the seriousness of the man’s injuries, the doctor anaesthetised him on scene to stabilise his condition.”

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