Nottingham

Man hurt in Gedling hot tub crane collapse

A man has been injured after a crane carrying a hot tub collapsed and trapped him against the wall of a bungalow in Nottingham.

The 20-year-old, who was helping deliver the tub, was pulled to safety by an electrician after the accident in Stoke Lane, Gedling, on Thursday.

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, but his wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

The crane crashed into a nearby roof while the tub landed in a garden.

Gregg Titmuss, the electrician who rescued the man - who he knows as Richie - said the crane overtipped as the hot tub was being lifted from the back of a van over the derelict bungalow.

'Keep him conscious'

He said: "Everybody was running around saying 'what's happened, what's happened'.

"I could see that Richie was stuck so my priority was grab hold of him and get him out of the way and try to make him as safe and as comfortable as possible while the emergency services were called.

"I laid him on the ground, talked to him, made sure he could move everything he was supposed to be able to move, and just tried to keep him conscious and as comfortable as possible really."

He added: "Richie is still in high dependency unit at Queen's Medical. They can't say anything about internal bleeding but as far as the x-rays go he's not broken anything which is a miracle in itself."

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