Man in hospital after trapping his arm in machinery at Whittlesey factory

16:04 21 August 2014

Archant

A man has been taken to hospital after he trapped his arm in machinery at a factory near Whittlesey today.

The man, in his 30s, is in a serious but stable condition after suffering “life-changing” arm injuries.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received several 999 calls at about 11.10am.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, caught his arm in a piece of machinery, causing serious injury to the arm and significant blood loss.

“An ambulance, an ambulance officer and Magpas Helimedix attended the incident, with medics assessing and treating the casualty at the scene before he was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance.”

At 11:25am, Magpas Helimedix (doctor Tristan Dyer and paramedic Chris Hawkins) arrived at the scene via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance.

They stabilised the patient and accompanied him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:08
Sixteen Foot Bank. Picture: Steve Williams.

A motorcyclist in his 30s has been airlifted to hospital following what has been described as a “serious collision” on the Sixteen Foot near March.

Yesterday, 15:21
Wisbech Church Terrace car park toilets. Picture: Steve Williams.

Three women who tried to call the non-emergency police line to report a man asleep in public toilets in Wisbech gave up after being put on hold for more than ten minutes - only to discover he died in the cubicle during the night.

Yesterday, 12:13
Fire destroyed a storage unit van and trailer. Picture: CAMBS FIRE.

A Fenland family say an arson attack has ‘decimated’ their entertainments business and left their livelihood in tatters.

Yesterday, 11:04
Aigars Balsevics, Wisbech Cllr for Hill and Staithe. Picture: Steve Williams.

Conservative Aigars Balsevics won the Staithe Ward by-election for Wisbech Town Council in yesterday’s poll with more votes than both his rivals put together.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition