Builder falls from scaffolding at Bishop's Stortford housing development
Emergency services - including the air ambulance - were called to the St Michael's Hurst development in Bishop's Stortford this morning (Thursday) after a builder fell from scaffolding.
An eyewitness reported seeing four ambulance service vehicles, including a major incident unit, at the new estate of up to 490 homes which is being built by Countryside Properties at the junction of Rye Street and Hazelend Road.
A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called today, 26th April, at 8.38am to reports of an incident at the building development on Hazelend Road, Bishop’s Stortford.
“An ambulance crew, an ambulance officer, a rapid response vehicle, our hazardous area response team (HART) and the air ambulance from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene to help.
“A man, believed to be in his 40s, was assessed and treated at the scene for back and leg pain. The patient was immobilised and taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital [in Harlow] for further care.”
Both fire and rescue crews from the Stortford fire station were also at the scene.