Injured builder airlifted to hospital

A BUILDER was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he fell from a chimney onto scaffolding while working on a house. The man, who has not been named, had been working on the property in the High Street, Debenham, when the accident happened at around 2.

A BUILDER was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he fell from a chimney onto scaffolding while working on a house.

The man, who has not been named, had been working on the property in the High Street, Debenham, when the accident happened at around 2.20pm yesterday.

He suffered serious injuries to his left arm in the fall and was treated at the scene by paramedics, while a fire crew from Debenham helped get him down from the scaffolding.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was also called, and flew the injured man to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said: “He was using some sort of cutting equipment at the time and he half cut his own arm off.

“It was a serious injury, but was not considered to be life threatening.”

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Villager Tony Cook, who lives next door to the house where the accident happened and took these pictures, said the air ambulance landed in the village churchyard.

He added: “I saw a commotion outside so I went out to see what was happening - I saw the man lying on the scaffolding and being treated by the paramedics.

“It's a bit of a shock to have something like this happen next door.”

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