Machinery falls on man

A man has been taken to hospital with a neck injury after a piece of heavy machinery fell on him in an accident in mid-Essex.

By Roddy Ashworth

A man was taken to hospital with a neck injury after a piece of heavy machinery fell on him in mid Essex.

Crews reached Stepfield, off Freebourne Road, Witham, within six minutes of the Emergency Operations Centre being alerted to the accident this morning, Wednesday March 8.

An ambulance spokeswoman said: “The 23-year-old man had been pinned to the ground by a piece of heavy machinery that had fallen from a fork-lift truck.


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“The man's colleagues lifted the machine to free him.

“When ambulance crews arrived at around 9.25am, they quickly assessed him and found he was suffering from swelling to the neck and pain in his knees.

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“They immobilised him using a neck collar and spinal board and took him to Broomfield Hospital.

“The patient fortunately did not lose consciousness.”

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