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Stafford rail worker in "serious" condition after trench collapse

Stafford rail worker in "serious" condition after trench collapse

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 08, 2014

A STAFFORD railway worker remains in a serious condition in hospital after a trench collapsed onto him at Network Rail's depot in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 49-year-old man suffered crushing chest injuries, including a punctured lung, as well a back and pelvis injuries when the three-metre long trench he was working in collapsed around him, trapping him up to his chest. Police and health and safety experts are now investigating the cause of the incident.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to the Network Rail depot on Brunswick Terrace, near Stafford railway station, shortly before 4am on Sunday and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a doctor to the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become trapped in a hole that he had been working in

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