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Man in his 70s airlifted after fall from ladder in Worcester

Joshua Godfrey 13th Apr, 2017 Updated: 13th Apr, 2017

A MAN in his 70s has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a ladder and suffering from a potential fracture to his hip.

The incident happened in the Henwick Grove area of Worcester at about 11.40am this morning (Thursday).

An ambulance was initially sent to the scene, but the crew requested a helicopter and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham was sent, landing at the Hallow Recycling Centre.

The man has been up a ladder when it fell leaving him hanging onto a window ledge on the first floor. He then dropped to the ground, landing on his feet, before falling over.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “He was assessed at the scene for hip and back pain.  The man was immobilised, had a pelvic binder put in place and was given pain relief before being taken to the waiting aircraft for a flight to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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