Man airlifted to hospital after accident

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The air ambulance was called to help a man who was injured in a farming accident near Corby today (Monday, January 21).

A 64-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital by Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) after injuring his hand. The air ambulance was called out to a farm near Corby as a combination of the remoteness of the location and the bad weather conditions meant that transport to hospital would have been difficult by land.

The helicopter landed in a field near the farm at about 1.15pm and the crew worked with paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service to administer pain relief and dress the man’s hand, which had got caught in agricultural machinery.

The man was then flown to the Royal Derby Hospital, which has a specialist hand surgery centre, for further treatment.