'Industrial accident' sees man airlifted to London hospital from Castle Hill development in Ebbsfleet

PUBLISHED: 14:26 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 19 July 2017



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Crews were called to Motte Lane on Wednesday morning

Emergency services descended on the Castle Hill development in Ebbsfleet on Wednesday morning after an “industrial accident”.

An air ambulance was called to a building site on Motte Lane at around 9am after police officers, paramedics and firefighters had all arrived.

A Secamb spokesperson told us ambulance crews treated a man for potentially serious injuries, after he was reportedly crushed between a forklift truck and a post.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the scene amid fears someone had become trapped, but on arrival crews discovered they did not need free anyone.

Instead firefighters assisted Secamb paramedics in treating the casualty before an air ambulance arrived to carry him to King’s College Hospital.

A spokesperson from Kent police said: “We were called to a reported industrial accident in Motte Lane, at 9.01am on Wednesday, July 19.

“Officers attended and provided support for medical crews, who treated an injured man at the scene.

“The Health and Safety Executive have been made aware.”

We await an update on the man’s condition.

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