Man emptying clothes bank outside Co-op in Clapgate Lane injured after wind blows door on him – report

A man emptying a Salvation Army clothing donation bin was injured after winds knocked the metal door

A man emptying a Salvation Army clothing donation bin was injured after winds knocked the metal door closed onto the man's back, it is thought. - Credit: Su Anderson

A worker emptying a clothes bank outside a Co-op supermarket in Ipswich was allegedly injured after the wind blew the clothes bank door on to him this afternoon.

A man emptying a Salvation Army clothing donation bin was injured after winds knocked the metal door

A man emptying a Salvation Army clothing donation bin was injured after winds knocked the metal door closed onto the man's back, it is thought. - Credit: Su Anderson

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the incident in Clapgate Lane at around 2pm.

Colleagues of the man injured at the scene said the wind blew back the door on to him, knocking him to the ground, as he was retrieving clothes from the Salvation Army clothes bank situated outside the East of England Co-op supermarket.

It is thought the man has been taken to Ipswich Hospital after being placed on a stretcher.

A spokesman for fire service said firefighters “helped rescue” the man but did not provide further details.

Both the ambulance service and the Co-op have been approached for comment.

Police did not attend.

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