Man trapped after Panfield barn partially collapses

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service attended (file image) Picture: ARCHANT

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service attended (file image) Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Firefighters freed a man who was trapped in a partially collapsed barn in Essex.

Emergency services were called to a site in Braintree Road, Panfield around 11am on Tuesday.

Three people were in a barn when part of the internal structure gave way during construction work to remove one of the walls.

One man was struck by a piece of equipment being used to prop up the structure.

Fire crews worked alongside the ambulance service to release the man, believed to be aged in his 60s, safely.


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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man suffered minor facial injuries.

He was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for treatment.

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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service sent one engine from Braintree.

The East of England Ambulance Service dispatched a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), an ambulance crew, an ambulance officer and a rapid response vehicle

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