Monday, December 29, 2008
A dock worker received head and chest injuries after plunging 20ft into the hold of a container ship. The man, in his mid-40s, fell head first as he was working on the Katherine Ann at Royal Portbury Dock. Ambulance crews who were called to the dock asked firefighters for help so the man, whose name has not been released, could be hauled to safety.
The Katherine AnnStation manager Mark Webb, of Avon Fire and Rescue, said about 20 firefighters attended just before 8am and lowered ropes down to the man. Working with paramedics, they put the man onto a spinal board and he was lifted out. He was then taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital to be treated for his injuries.