Workman rescued with farmer's JCB after fall at building site - The Leamington Observer

Workman rescued with farmer's JCB after fall at building site

Leamington Editorial 4th Apr, 2018 Updated: 4th Apr, 2018   0

A WORKMAN had to be rescued with a farmer’s JCB digger after falling at a building site.

Emergency services were called to Staple Hill in Wellesbourne at around 10.30am on Tuesday (April 3) where the man had fallen onto a joist on the first floor.

The ‘complex’ rescue saw the man stabilised by paramedics before a local farmer helped firefighters lower him to the ground using a JCB.

A spokesman from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “This is clear demonstration of how emergency services work together to ensure the safety and recovery of all involved.

“Upon arrival crews discovered a workman had sustained injuries following a fall. He was assessed and stabilised by the ambulance crews. Then with the kind assistance from a local farmer we worked together to safely lower him to the ground. Innovation was key to this rescue.

“We hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery.”


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