Fall man escapes serious injury
A MAN was today recovering from wrist injuries after falling 16 feet from the top of a lorry full of straw which he was unloading.The accident happened on Thursday at 12.
A MAN was today recovering from wrist injuries after falling 16 feet from the top of a lorry full of straw which he was unloading.
The accident happened on Thursday at 12.30pm at Hill Farm, Coddenham Green, close to the A140.
It is believed the man fell from the top of straw, packed on to a Volvo lorry, possibly after catching one of his feet in straps used to hold the straw into place.
Farm owner Chris Miles said: "He's had a very lucky escape. We think he slipped and fell while loading bales of straw.
"It's 16 feet off the ground and he was lucky only to suffer wrist injuries. My son Tim saw it and said he'd hurt his wrists trying to break his fall. We think he simply lost his footing."
The man was taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital after landing on the concrete floor.
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Mr Miles added: "The ambulance crew said he was lucky not to have any chest injuries and to have only hurt his wrists. We can't praise the ambulance service enough. They were here within a few minutes."
Mr Miles said he did not know the man, but said he was collecting straw on behalf of another company.