Man injured at forklift accident

Published:  22 February, 2013

A man has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after he became trapped under a battery while servicing a forklift truck.

Firefighters were called at just before 8.30am yesterday to Wolseley UK’s Wainwright Road, Worcester, depot. Two fire crews released the man, who is in his 30s, using airbags and hydraulic lifting equipment in an hour-long rescue. The man was taken by air ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham suffering with serious, lower leg injuries.

A Wolseley UK spokesperson said: “We can confirm there was an incident at our Worcester DC yesterday morning involving a third party contractor, who was subsequently taken to hospital. The incident is currently under investigation.”

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