Man falls off scaffolding


On Wednesday the emergency services were called to a man had suffered a fall from scaffolding at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground.

Two ambulance crews were sent to the scene at Goldsmiths along with paramedics from the Hazardous Area Response Team.

The Sussex Air Ambulance landed nearby and their doctor and paramedic helped to treat the patient at the scene.

Newly installed RSJ at the Miniature Railway
Newly installed RSJ at the Miniature Railway

A man aged in his 60s suffering back and hip pain and a injury to his head following the accidental fall.   He was working on extending the miniature railway, and was installing a RSJ steel beam which the accident occurred.  He fell around six foot off scaffolding.

He was accessed and treated by medics before being taken to Pembury Hospital by land ambulance.

John Wood, Secretary of the Crowborough Locomotive Society said:

There was a small accident the reaction to which was reassuring but, in the event, rather more than proved necessary.  One of our members missed his footing while fixing a section of track support and suffered some bruising.  I visited him yesterday and he will be back to normal within a few days.

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