Builder airlifted to hospital after scaffolding accident at farm near Hitchin
- Credit: Archant
A builder has been flown to hospital after suffering serious injuries in an industrial accident at a farm near Hitchin.
The man in his 30s suffered an injury to his pelvis and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge following a fall at Offley Holes Farm around 3pm yesterday afternoon.
He is believed to have fallen at least one level of scaffolding from a roof.
Three fire engines were called to the scene to assist paramedics who could not reach the man as he was lying on first floor scaffolding.
Firefighters then conducted a ‘rope rescue’, gently lowering the injured man before he was airlifted by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.
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The farm is situated between the villages of Charlton and Preston, near to cottages which were destroyed in a fire last October which claimed someone’s life.
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