Man rescued after Dudley scaffolding fall

A man in his 40s had to be rescued from scaffolding following a fall at an assembly hall in Dudley.

Crews rescue a man after he fell from scaffolding in Dudley. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service
Crews rescue a man after he fell from scaffolding in Dudley. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service

Fire crews from Dudley Fire Station were scrambled to The Dudley Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Castle Hill at around 2.45pm yesterday.

It is understood the man had fallen from a higher level of the scaffolding and was trapped 15 metres from the ground.

Emergency services, including West Midlands Ambulance Service, were on the scene as they tried to reach the man from a car park. It is believed he was working on the site.

Ambulance services on the scene
Ambulance services on the scene

The victim had to be stretchered onto a hydraulic platform before he was taken away by ambulance to hospital.

He was treated for a shoulder injury.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured whilst carrying out work on the roof of a property.

"The man had reportedly fallen through the scaffolding planks he had been standing on, landing on to a lower platform which was approximately eight feet below.

“Ambulance crews treated the man for a shoulder injury before immobilising him using a specialist stretcher. The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was brought down to safety with the assistance of the fire service’s hydraulic platform.

“The casualty was conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”