Man receives electric shock in work fall

A 27-year-old roofing contractor fell 20ft from a "cherry-picker" platform at Forcemicro Ltd in Elmswell today and received an electric shock from 11,000 volt overhead powerlines.

A 27-year-old roofing contractor fell 20ft from a "cherry-picker" platform at Forcemicro Ltd in Elmswell today and received an electric shock from 11,000 volt overhead powerlines.

The man who has not been named, was conscious and breathing when he was airlifted to hospital. A doctor from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, a community paramedic and a fire service crew attended the scene.