Construction worker suffers suspected spinal injuries after falling from scaffolding

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A construction worker has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after falling while working yesterday (Wednesday May 25). Emergency services were called to the Fleckney site, between Leicester and Market Harborough, shortly after 3.30pm.

The man was working ‘high up’ at the Freer Road site near the High Street, according to the fire department report. Paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were also called to the scene.

In its report on the incident, the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival, the incident confirmed that a man had fallen from a height onto narrow scaffolding at roof height. The man had suspected spinal injuries.

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“Firefighters formulated a rescue plan in conjunction with EMAS and site personnel. The victim was rescued from scaffolding by firefighters using a shovel stretcher in coordination with personnel on site. .”

A team from the Wigston fire station and a specialist technical rescue team, whose members are trained in working at height, took part in the operation. The victim was transported to Leicester Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

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