Workman airlifted to hospital following industrial accident in Ramsey

A TEENAGE workman suffered a serious arm injury after an accident with a digger at a demolition site in Ramsey. The man in his late teens was working on the old Grand cinema site in Ramsey town centre on Wednesday (March 17) at about 8.50am when the inci

A TEENAGE workman suffered a serious arm injury after an accident with a digger at a demolition site in Ramsey.

The man in his late teens was working on the old Grand cinema site in Ramsey town centre on Wednesday (March 17) at about 8.50am when the incident took place.

He was believed to have been working on the ground in front of the digger when it struck him. The man was trapped underneath the bucket of the digger and unconscious when Magpas paramedics arrived at the scene.

He was released and taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge by air ambulance where his condition was described as stable.


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Doctor Rod Mackenzie, Magpas' medical director said "The Magpas team did everything they could and have given the patient the best possible chance of making a good recovery. "With an incident like this it is essential expert medical care from Magpas' charity's team is on hand to make sure the patient receives the right treatment at the scene and is then transferred to the right hospital for the type of injuries sustained. This is another example of how effective the joint service with the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is, so that we are able to deliver such a rapid and coordinated response to anywhere in the East of England."

The ambulance pilot was praised for landing the aircraft so close to the scene.

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Simon Gray, chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance said: "The skill of the pilots flying our air ambulances is often underestimated. They frequently land on sites which are difficult and require all the skills and experience to ensure the clinical team can reach patients as quickly as possible. All of the team did a fantastic job and we wish the patient well."

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive have visited the site and are investigating the incident.

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