Plumber rescued in a digger-bucket after getting stuck in loft

The air ambulance landing in a field near to the scene of the accident at Nevill Holt.
The air ambulance landing in a field near to the scene of the accident at Nevill Holt.

A plumber was airlifted to hospital today (Monday) after suffering hip injuries while working on a house in the Harborough district.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance helicopter was called to Drayton Road, Nevill Holt, at about 11.30am.

Firefighters from Uppingham were also called to the scene.

The Mail understands a plumber became stuck in a loft at the house, which is under construction. He turned suddenly, dislocating both hips, and was unable to move or get down.

Builders on the site had to take the roof off to help get the man out. A firefighter then went up to the roof in a digger-bucket to rescue him.

The plumber was brought down in the bucket before being airlifted to hospital for treatment.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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