Worker Airlifted After Accident In Factory

A worker was airlifted to a major trauma centre with a serious leg injury after an accident at a factory.

The incident happened at the premises in Bridge Road, Cookley near Kidderminster around 8.30am yesterday morning.

A rapid response vehicle was first on scene backed up by an ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford which landed on the nearby cricket and football pitches.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man had been injured when a high pressure hydraulic line broke hitting him on the left leg.

“He suffered a serious injury which was initially treated at the scene by ambulance staff".

The patient was taken to the air ambulance before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where a vascular surgeon had been requested to be on standby.”


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