Teen Hurt At Ramsey Demolition Site
17 March 2010, 16:23
A 19 year old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his arm was crushed by a digger on a demolition site in Ramsey.
Emergency services were called to the site at Great Whyte, on the B1040, at 8:52am this morning.
They arrived to find the teenager unconscious after an accident involving a claw on a demolition rig.
He was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge by the East of England air ambulance.
His injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.
Magpas, the emergency medical charity, also attended the incident.
Doctor Rod Mackenzie, Magpas medical director, said: "The Magpas team did everything they could and have given the patient the best possible chance of making a good recovery.
With an incident like this it is essential expert medical care from Magpas’ charity’s team is on hand to make sure the patient receives the right treatment at the scene and is then transferred to the right hospital for the type of injuries sustained.
This is another example of how effective the joint service with the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is, so that we are able to deliver such a rapid and coordinated response to anywhere in the East of England."