South East Wales

Man hurt in dumper truck incident at Pen Dinas, Rhondda

Pen Dinas, Tonypandy
Image caption The incident happened at flats in Rhondda Cynon Taf

A man in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital in Cardiff with life-threatening injuries after an incident involving a dumper truck.

It happened at a block of flats at Pen Dinas, Tonypandy, in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Ambulance and fire crews were called to the incident at about 16:14 BST.

South Wales Police said it was an industrial incident and the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 16.14hrs to an incident at Pendinas, Tonypandy involving a dumper truck.

"We responded with four rapid response vehicles, a basics doctor, an ambulance officer, a hazardous area response team and helimed.

"A male in his 50s was flown to UHW ( University Hospital of Wales) with serious life-threatening injuries."

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Tonypandy and Pontypridd assisted police and ambulance crews.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites