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    INCIDENT: INJURED WORKMAN RESCUED FROM SCAFFOLD

    Picture shows firefighters effecting rescue after 5m fall

    It has been reported by the Derby Telegraph (18 April) that a 47 year-old construction worker has suffered multiple injuries after falling from scaffolding in Derby city centre.

    The man is said to have been working on the top level of scaffolding at the former Ryman’s Stationers store which is in the process of being converted into a gym.

    The area was cordoned off and firefighters were involved in an operation to strap him to a mobile stretcher before lowering the workman, who was conscious throughout the rescue operation, to safety

    Extricated by firefighters using aerial ladder platform

    A police spokesman said the worker was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital for treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

    Andy Reddington, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said:

    “A workman fell some height from the top of the scaffolding, approximately 15ft on to a wooden platform. He was treated at the first-floor level and was extricated by firefighters, using the aerial ladder platform, who put him on a board and into a safety collar before bringing him to ground level where he was transferred into an ambulance.”

    The work is being carried out at the shop on behalf of Westfield and a spokesman for the shopping centre said:

    “Westfield confirms there was an accident on site yesterday where a construction worker fell from a ladder. Westfield and emergency services were immediately on the scene and the injured person was taken to hospital. We are awaiting further details at this stage.”

    HSE said it had been informed about the fall and were investigating.

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