A 38-YEAR-OLD man suffered a fractured leg in a stone crushing accident at a quarry near Kington last week - the Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

The accident occurred at 12.30pm on July 4 as the Tarmac Western worker attempted to dislodge a rock that had got stuck in a crusher at Strinds Quarry, Dolyhir.

Spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive's construction team, Joanna Kayle, said: "His ankle got trapped by a rock. He had been working on an enormous screen when a rock got stuck in the crusher. He threw another one in to dislodge it and one of the rocks moved and trapped his ankle."

The man was flown by air ambulance to casualty at Hereford General Hospital.

The accident at the quarry, five miles from Kington on the A44, was attended by firefighters from Presteigne who helped ambulance staff remove the casualty.