Hitchin man airlifted to hospital after lift accident
EMERGENCY services including firefighters and ambulance crews were called to Bowman Mill in Ickleford this morning after a man fell down a lift shaft.
The man, a lift engineer in his 40s and from Hitchin, was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after being released from the shaft by firefighters.
Rory Bowman, cief exceutive for Bowman Mill, praised the emergency services.
“They were here very quickly and were able to release the man who had fallen one floor, about 12ft, down the goods lift shaft,” said Mr Bowman.
“The man was an electrical contractor who was working on the lift when the accident happened.
“He suffered a head injury and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We will now carry out a full investigation into the incident.”
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson, who attended the scene said: “We believe the man fell down a lift shaft, approximately 15 feet where he landed on the top of a lift. One of our fast response car medics that arrived first at the scene was able to climb down a ladder and commence immediate care until the arrival of his colleagues.
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“The paramedics, members of the HART team, the hazardous area response team, and the fire service worked closely together for over an hour to treat and free the man. They all did a terrific job.”