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Man hurt after falling from roof of van in Blue Town High Street 'while trying to get ladder'

20 March 2014
by Times Guardian reporter

A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital after falling from the top of a van on Sheppey today.

The air ambulance was called to High Street, Blue Town, shortly before midday and landed near the former steel mill.
 
The man had reportedly fallen about 10ft and landed on his back, suffering back and rib pain and a suspected arm injury.
An air ambulance was called to Blue Town

An air ambulance was called to Blue Town

 
He was treated at the scene before being taken by road to Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham.
 
A land ambulance and paramedic car were also sent. 
 
Connor Wilson, who is doing work experience at the nearby Blue Town Heritage Centre, said the man was trying to get a ladder from the roof of his van when he slipped on a sliding rail.
 
He said: "He got up and someone asked if he wanted any help and he said no.
 
"When the ambulance came over he said he thought he had broken his rib and shattered his elbow. He had been sick as well."


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