Man in hospital after falling from Orsett windmill

A MAN has been hospitalised after he fell from a ladder earlier this morning (Wednesday, November 30).

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) were alerted shortly after 9am to a report of a man who had injured himself after falling off a ladder in a windmill in Stifford Clays Road in Orsett.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The man who we believe to be in his 50s sustained a back injury during the fall. Paramedics treated the man and gave him pain relieving drugs to ease the pain whilst they removed him with the help of the fire service from the fourth floor of the windmill.”

Gary added: “Paramedics worked extremely hard to remove the patient safely from the fourth floor down to the first floor which led onto a balcony where he was lowered down to ground level. Following this, he was taken to Basildon Hospital for further assessments.”

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