Man seriously injured in fall through roof in St Werburgh’s

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A man has been seriously injured after he fell almost 20ft through the roof of a garage in the middle of a big community event.

The man, who has not been named, was on the roof of A & M Motor Repair in York Street, St Werburgh’s, when the roof gave way under him and he plunged between 15ft and 18ft into the garage below.

Police and and ambulance were called immediately, just before 7pm Saturday evening (June 8), and emergency services had to make their way through crowds attending or leaving the St Werburgh’s City Farm Summer Fair, which was taking place nearby.

And there was a delay when ambulance and police could not gain access to the car repair garage, and summoned firefighters to break down the door.

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Emergency services attend an incident in York Street, St Werburgh’s

York Street was closed by police at either end, and the fire crews assisted paramedics with treating the man they found inside.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called just before 7pm to a patient who had fallen through a roof in York Street.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene where one male patient has been treated by ambulance teams and has been taken on to hospital by land ambulance, assisted by the critical care team,” she added.

There were no further details provided by the ambulance service on the extent of injuries sustained by the man.

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Emergency services attend York Street in St Werburgh’s

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to assist ambulance crews and gain entry to the garage.

“The man had fallen between 15 and 18 feet through the roof of the car repair workshop and did sustain serious injuries,” he said.

“Our role was to assist in gaining entry, and crews remained to assist the ambulance service in removing the casualty to an ambulance,” he added.

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