Brierley Hill worker seriously injured by machinery
A worker has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious facial injury in the West Midlands.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an industrial premises in Talbots Lane, in Brierley Hill, shortly before 07:45 BST.
An ambulance service spokesman said it was believed the man had been injured while using a piece of machinery.
He added: "The man, in his 30s, sustained a serious facial injury and neck pain."
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an incident support officer, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.
The spokesman said crews arrived to find the man being cared for by colleagues.
He said: "Crews carefully assessed the man's wound before cleaning and dressing it to control the bleeding.
"The man was also given pain relief and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being transferred to the awaiting air ambulance, which had landed in a large industrial forecourt nearby.
"Given the nature of the man's injuries, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the region's specialist trauma centre, for emergency treatment."