Man in hospital after forklift accident

A MAN has been taken to hospital following a freak accident involving a forklift truck in Stowmarket.Fire crews were called to Muntons, which produces malt ingredients for brewers, in Needham Road, Stowmarket after a forklift truck fell off a ramp while loading stock into a container.

A MAN has been taken to hospital following a freak accident involving a forklift truck in Stowmarket.

Fire crews were called to Muntons, which produces malt ingredients for brewers, in Needham Road, Stowmarket after a forklift truck fell off a ramp while loading stock into a container.

The accident happened at around 11.37am and firefighters were forced to take the forklift truck apart to release the driver.

The driver was taken to hospital by ambulance at shortly before 1pm.

He is not believed to be seriously injured.

A spokesman for Muntons said the accident happened after a steel ramp, used by the forklift to gain access to the container, collapsed.