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Brierley Hill worker seriously injured by machinery

Photo of the scene provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for emergency treatment

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.

Emergency treatment

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."

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