DRAMATIC RESCUE USING CRANE

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Two men have been taken to hospital after the ‘cherry-picker’ they were working on overturned at Frankley Waterworks.

The incident happened at shortly after 8.25am on Monday morning in a building site which is creating a very large new water tank. A paramedic officer, an ambulance and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The builders were just about to pour concrete at the site when the accident happened.

“One man, who was in his 40’s was treated for a bump to his head, but a second, who was in his fifties, had leg and back pain.

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“Due to the location the only way to get him out was to use a crane at the site.  The man was immobilised using a specialist stretcher.  This patient and one of the HART Team paramedic were then lifted over 75 feet into the air from the location and then transported to the waiting ambulance by the crane on site.

“Both men were then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”