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Man trapped in farm machinery near Ledbury
2:56pm Friday 7th September 2012 in Ledbury
A man was airlifted to hospital this morning after his arm became trapped in a piece of machinery.
The ambulance service went to Bosbury at 11.50am and found a man on top of a large piece of farming machinery, approximately 8ft up.
His arm had become trapped in the moving parts of the machinery and he had suffered a significant injury to his arm.
Crews administered pain relief to stabilise his condition while his arm was assessed.
Due to the nature of the incident, the fire service was requested as well as an air ambulance with a second doctor.
“Crews continued treating the man while working closely with the fire service, who used cutting equipment, to carefully release the man and bring him down from the machinery safely," said Claire Thomas from the ambulance service.
"Once released, crews and the doctors dressed his arm injury before he was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment."
Malcolm Russell, a MARS doctor who attended the incident, said: “This was an excellent example of multi-agency partnership working between two emergency services and two charities.
"Our team work provided the man with the most appropriate trauma treatment at the scene before he was airlifted to the region’s major trauma centre.”
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