Worker winched 75ft into the air from site in Birmingham to get to safety

An injured construction worker had to be rescued by a tower crane after he was injured at a site in Birmingham.

The two men were about to pour concrete at the Frankley Waterworks site on Monday morning when a cherry picker overturned.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One man, who was in his 40’s was treated for a bump to his head, but a second, who was in his fifties, had leg and back pain.

“Due to the location the only way to get him out was to use a crane at the site. The man was immobilised using a specialist stretcher. This patient and one of the HART Team paramedic were then lifted over 75 feet into the air from the location and then transported to the waiting ambulance by the crane on site.

“Both men were then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”