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Acton Lane, off A134 near Sudbury, building site incident sees man hospitalised with ‘traumatic injuries’





A man has been hospitalised with ‘traumatic injuries’ after emergency services had to rescue him from 25 metres in the air.

The ambulance service was alerted to an incident on a building site in Acton Lane, Chilton, near Sudbury, at around 9.30am.

The man had injured his leg on scaffolding, with the fire service called to help rescue the man.

Acton Lane, off the A134 near Sudbury, where emergency services were called to rescue a man with 'traumatic injuries' stuck 25 metres in the air. Picture: Google Maps
Acton Lane, off the A134 near Sudbury, where emergency services were called to rescue a man with 'traumatic injuries' stuck 25 metres in the air. Picture: Google Maps

A turntable ladder was used to rescue the man from 25 metres in the air and bring him to the ground to the care of the ambulance

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.30am with reports of a man with traumatic injuries in Acton Lane, Chilton. We sent the hazardous area response Team, an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle.

“The patient was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further care.”