Man injured after industrial accident

A man was airlifted to hospital after suffering injuries when scaffolding fell on his legs.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to Bitteswell on Saturday morning after a man was involved in an industrial accident. The helicopter was in the air at 9.16am and landed on the scene at 9.30am.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “A large amount of steel scaffolding poles had slipped while being carried and fell onto the legs of a man, aged in his 40s.”

The helicopter landed in a field nearby and helped East Midlands Ambulance Service staff in assessing and treating the patient.

The man was given pain relief and had a splint applied before being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

The air ambulance refused to give the location of the incident due to “patient confidentiality”.