A worker has had to be rescued from scaffolding in Wolverhampton after injuring himself whilst around 12 feet up.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at around 12.50pm to a construction site at the old Royal Hospital, Sutherland Place in the St Peters area.

Staff from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were sent to the scene along with an ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, the ambulance staff found a 31 year old man on the first floor of scaffolding with a dislocated shoulder and was unable to get down.

“Two members of the HART team donned ‘working at height’ equipment so that they could safely climb up the scaffolding as there was no ladder at the location.  They also requested West Midlands Fire Service respond their Technical Rescue Unit and a normal fire appliance.

“The situation was made more complex due to the poor weather conditions with the wet metal extremely slippery.  In addition, the patient was extremely cold and wet from being exposed to the elements.

“While the ambulance and fire service staff set up a basket stretcher, the patient was being treated for his condition including pain relief.  In total he was stuck on the scaffolding for over 90 minutes.

“After he was lowered to the ground, he was taken to the ambulance so that he could be given more treatment before being taken to New Cross Hospital.”

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