Man falls through scaffolding at Dudley building

Ambulance crews rescue man

Ambulance crews rescued a man from scaffolding at the UK, Jehovah’s Witness Dudley Assembly building on March 4th, 2014.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to the property in Castle Hill, Dudley shortly after 3.15pm.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team were dispatched to the scene.

Scaffolding Rescue

Man rescued after falling through scaffolding at Dudley JW site

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured whilst carrying out work on the roof of the property. The man had reportedly fallen through the scaffolding planks he had been standing on, landing onto a lower platform which was approximately eight feet below.“Ambulance crews treated the man for a shoulder injury before immobilising him using a specialist stretcher. The man believed to be in his 40’s, was brought down to safety with the assistance of the fire service’s hydraulic platform.

“The casualty was conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

There are unconfirmed reports that the unnamed man returned to work at the Dudley location the next day.

More details can be found here:

Photo credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

http://officialwmas.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/scaffolding-rescue/

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2014/03/05/man-rescued-after-dudley-scaffolding-fall/

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"Susannah," JWReport's News and Opinion Editor, is very familiar with the Watchtower Society and its leaders past and present. An experienced editor and writer, she was born and raised in the UK where she was an active Jehovah's Witness until she was 28. She now lives and works in southern Europe.

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