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Man rescued from machinery

Featherby Way, Rochford
19/11/2018 @ 07:49
Incident Number: 90388
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Southend, 1 x Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)


Crews were called to an industrial unit after a man fell onto machinery. 

When crews arrived they reported that the man had fallen around 6ft from a mezzanine floor onto a printing press.

Station Manager Martyn Hare said:

"We believe the man had been there for around 45 minutes before he managed to raise the alarm.

"Our firefighters worked in collaboration with the Ambulance Service to keep the man as comfortable as possible and did a brilliant job of moving him quickly and safely.

"Crews used strops and straps to lift the man from the machine and then used boards to safely secure him and move him to a safe place for the Ambulance Service to assist him."

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service at 8.45am. 

 

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