Builder airlifted to hospital after scaffolding accident at farm near Hitchin
PUBLISHED: 12:07 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 03 May 2017
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.
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.