Shropshire

Oswestry ladder fall: Man airlifted to hospital

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling about 9ft (2.7m) from a ladder in Shropshire.

The fall happened on Cabin Lane, in Oswestry, on Monday afternoon.

An ambulance, an incident support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "When the land crew arrived they found a 65-year-old man lying unconscious on a concrete floor outside a residential property."

Head injury

She added: "It is believed the man had been trimming hedges when he fell from the top of a step ladder.

"Crews gave the man oxygen to regain his consciousness and found he had suffered a head injury and cuts and bruises to other parts of his body."

She said the man was given pain relief and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution.

He was then transferred to the air ambulance, which had landed on the carriageway of a main road nearby, before being airlifted to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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