‘Lucky’ tree surgeon suffers minor injuries after falling 20ft onto greenhouse in Tiptree

An East Anglian Air Ambulance was sent to the scene. Picture: SIMON PARKER

An East Anglian Air Ambulance was sent to the scene. Picture: SIMON PARKER

A workman who fell 20ft from a tree onto a greenhouse in Essex today has miraculously escaped serious injury.

Medics who treated the tree surgeon said he was “very lucky indeed”.

The East of England Ambulance Service was alerted to the incident in Tiptree near Colchester around 9.40am.

The trust sent an ambulance, a hazardous area response team (HART) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance to the scene.

The greenhouse, which was full of equipment, partially collapsed.

The tree surgeon, a man in his 50s, was treated at the scene and taken by road ambulance to Colchester General Hospital for a suspected minor head injury and cuts to his back.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “The patient was a tree surgeon who had fallen about 20ft from a tree and landed on a greenhouse, which had partially collapsed.

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“The greenhouse was full of equipment and the metal frame of it appears to have caused some minor lacerations to the patient’s back.

“He was very lucky indeed to have only walked away with minor injuries.”

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