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    Builder working on a school roof airlifted to hospital after fall

    It has been reported that a 52-year-old man has fallen from the roof he was working on at The Lakelands School in, Ellesmere, Shropshire at about 2.30pm on 8th August 2011. Two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

    A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

    “Work was on-going on the roof when the accident happened; it was just the joists showing. The crews were told that he had fallen about 3.5 m onto his back. The man was complaining of severe pain in his back and chest and had a suspected fracture to his right wrist. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”

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