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Man falls 30ft from scaffolding near Newport

A man is said to be in a serious condition after falling about 30ft (9m) from scaffolding.

Paramedics said he was found lying unconscious on the floor at a property near Bromstead Common, Newport, on the Shropshire-Staffordshire border.

The 65-year-old man sustained a serious head injury and suspected abdominal injuries in the accident on Thursday, ambulance crews said.

He was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire.

'Anaesthetised by doctor'

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Community first responders (CFR) arrived first on scene to find a man lying unconscious on the floor after reportedly falling approximately 30ft from scaffolding surrounding a property.

"The man had been found by work colleagues who had immediately dialled 999.

"The 65-year-old man sustained a serious head injury and suspected abdominal injuries in the fall and was given vital first aid by the CFRs until ambulance staff arrived.

"Given the seriousness of the man's injuries, the doctor anaesthetised him on scene to stabilise his condition.

"The man was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and given further emergency treatment before being airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire."

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