20th Jan, 2019

Man airlifted to hospital with serious head injury after Bath Road roof fall

Aaron Wise 11th Feb, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MAN was airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury after falling from a roof on a Bath Road construction site.

The man, believed to be a builder in his 50s, fell from the roof while working on a house close to the city’s Norton Road junction on Thursday (February 18), at around 2.40pm.

He was given trauma care by Midlands Air Ambulance, before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.

It is believed he had reportedly fallen from a ladder in loft space and landed in a precarious position three stories up on the house.

One lane on Bath Road had been closed by police to allow emergency vehicles to attend the scene, leaving traffic backed up in both directions.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “After initial assessment, the man was carefully lowered to the ground using ropes and winches with teamwork by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service.

“Paramedics were then able to carry out a full assessment on the man who had sustained a serious head injury and suspected back injuries in the fall.”

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