Man shatters multiple bones after landing on feet in 50ft roof plunge

IPSWICH: A man was left fighting for his life after plunging 50ft from a disused warehouse - and landing on his feet, shattering numerous bones.

A man who fell 50ft from the roof of a disused warehouse and landed on his feet remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The man, named locally as Darren Bray, is still receiving treatment after he plunged through the roof of the site at an industrial estate off Hadleigh Road, Ipswich.

Last night a spokesman for Suffolk police said that he remained in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire in a “serious but stable condition”.

It is believed that he fell and landed on his feet, causing his ankles and leg bones to shatter, while the fall is also thought to have damaged his back severely.


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Emergency services were called to an industrial estate after receiving reports that a man had fallen through a roof.

It is understood that Mr Bray contacted the ambulance service himself while in agonising pain. Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 12.15pm on Tuesday, where they found Mr Bray with serious and life-changing injuries.

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After examining the extent of his injuries, they requested assistance from the police and the air ambulance.

Officers were called to the Manganese Bronze unit and it is believed that the incident happened nearby. Mr Bray was then flown by air ambulance to the Cambridge-based hospital.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that Mr Bray had suffered head, chest, arm and leg injuries.

He later said that Mr Bray had suffered “a crushing pain”.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive said that the incident had not been referred to them yet.

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