Man injured in building site accident

A MAN is in hospital with potentially serious spinal injuries after plunging 15ft from scaffolding at a Suffolk building site today.

A MAN is in hospital with potentially serious spinal injuries after plunging 15ft from scaffolding at a Suffolk building site today.

The 22-year-old was working in Wangford Road, Reydon, when the accident took place at around 1.14pm.

Paramedics were called to the scene, as was a fire crew from Southwold who used a basket stretcher and a turntable ladder to rescue the man, who had fallen on to more scaffolding.

The air ambulance was also called.

The man was taken in a land ambulance to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed the man had suffered spinal injuries which were “possibly serious”.

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