Health and Safety Executive looking into industrial accident in Irchester

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are making ‘initial enquiries’ into an accident at an Irchester firm after a man was airlifted to hospital, after being crushed by steel plates.

The 26-year-old man was taken to hospital on Saturday (May 4) with leg injuries after being involved in an industrial accident at AP Construction, Station Road, Irchester.

A spokesman for the HSE said: “We are aware of the incident and are making initial enquiries.”

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was called to the scene at about 9.30am to treat the man who had fractured his femur when steel plates fell on him.

Air ambulance paramedics splinted the injured leg and gave him pain relief before flying him to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

The air ambulance was also called to help a cyclist who had been involved in a head-on collision in the county over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The cyclist was anaesthetised at the scene of the collision with a car near Brixworth on Sunday (May 5).

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was called out at about 8.10am to the incident and treated the 35-year-old man who was suffering from face, head and chest injuries.

An air ambulance doctor, who was on his way to work at sister service Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, was also called to the scene.

The doctor worked with paramedics to induce the casualty into a medical coma to stabilise him for the journey.

He was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for emergency assessment and treatment.

AP Construction declined to comment.