Man suffers serious leg injuries in digger accident

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The man was taken to Southampton hospital

A MAN suffered serious leg injuries when a digger fell on him in the New Forest.

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The alarm was raised around 4.15pm on Sunday, with reports the JCB had fallen on top of the victim’s leg in the Row Hill area of Bramshaw.

Fire crews from Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst worked to free him, with help from South Central Ambulance Service’s hazardous area response team.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance was also sent to the scene, but the casualty, who was in his 40s, was taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “SCAS were called on Sunday at 16.17 to reports of a patient who was trapped underneath a digger.

“We had on scene our hazardous area response team (HART) ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, who were assessing and treating a male in his 40s for serious leg injuries.

“Working in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue, the team were able to free the patient from underneath the vehicle. Following assessment and treatment at the scene by all our crews he was taken to University Hospital Southampton by ambulance.”

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