Man injured in trench accident

AN INJURED man has been taken to hospital after a dramatic rescue effort.The 50-year-old construction worker injured his leg after machinery fell on him while he was in a trench.

AN INJURED man has been taken to hospital after a dramatic rescue effort.

The 50-year-old construction worker injured his leg after machinery fell on him while he was in a trench.

Firefighters and ambulance officers were at the scene in Hartree Way, off Ropes Drive, Kesgrave, where the man was stuck five metres down an open trench.

A heavy shoring beam had fallen onto his leg around 12.30pm, trapping him by the ankle. After removing the beam, the fire service was able to free him and winch him to safety.


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The man was taken to Ipswich Hospital with leg injuries which are not thought to be serious.

For the full story see tomorrow's Evening Star.

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