Delivery driver hurt in cage collapse

A DELIVERY driver was taken to hospital today after a cage collapsed and pinned him to the floor of his lorry.The man was delivering goods to Superdrug in Westgate Street, Ipswich, when the incident happened.

A DELIVERY driver was taken to hospital today after a cage collapsed and pinned him to the floor of his lorry.

The man was delivering goods to Superdrug in Westgate Street, Ipswich, when the incident happened in the rear of his vehicle just before 6.45am.

A female member of staff found him laying under a high-sided metal cage when she went to the lorry, which was parked near the top of Black Horse Lane, outside the rear of the shop.

The cage, known as a bulk flow, is used to transport goods between the delivery lorries and store.

Although trapped, the man had managed to get to his mobile phone with his free hand and call the East of England Ambulance Service.

Paramedics and firefighters from Princes Street, Ipswich, were sent to help the 51-year-old.

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After he was freed and given first aid at the scene, the man was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Although he was said to be in pain, it is believed the shoulder and neck injuries he sustained were not serious.

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