Woman in her 50s is taken to hospital after falling into a trench.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March. - Credit: Archant

A ROAD in March was cordoned off in the early hours of the morning after a woman in her 50s fell into an open workman’s trench.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March. - Credit: Archant

Fire crews, an ambulance and two police cars were called to Badgeney Road when the woman fell in at around 1.45am.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March. - Credit: Archant

The road was cordoned off in both directions near the junction with Green Street while emergency crew worked to lift the woman into an ambulance wearing a neck brace in the early hours of Saturday June 1.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March.

Electric cable repairs in Badgeney Road March. - Credit: Archant

She was taken to Peterborough City Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

Neighbours told how they heard a commotion when emergency crews arrived to rescue the woman, who was with two friends.


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Hans Schunmann said: “Her head was bleeding and she was moaning in pain.

“These holes were dug over a week ago and have been left with barriers round them.

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“They should do the work and fill the holes straight away rather than leave them like this.”

Three trenches were dug in Badgeney Road following reports of electrical problems to properties on one side of the street.

Engineers from UK Power Network investigated the problem by digging the trenches over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “Safety is our top priority and we were sorry to hear that a member of the public had been injured at an excavation site which we believe was surrounded by barriers in Badgeney Road, March in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“The work in this area was being carried out to fix a fault on our low voltage underground electricity network.

“Our electrical work was completed by Thursday May 30 and our contractors were arranging to fill the hole in as soon as they were able.”

The spokesman confirmed that the trenches were filled in on Tuesday.

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