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Man trapped by tonne of paving stones in Thatcham incident

Taken to hospital with severe crush injuries to foot

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

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01635 886637

Ambulance 2

A DELIVERY driver was taken to hospital this morning, (Wed) after trapping his foot under a pallet bearing a tonne of paving stones.

Two fire engines, including one from Newbury and a second from Lambourn, were called at 11.10am to Turnpike Road.

A driver delivering paving stones to a house had lost control of a pallet containing the paving stones, which landed on his foot, trapping it.

Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to release the man’s foot.

He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, with severe crush injuries to his foot, according to firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters left the scene at 12.30pm.

The road was closed during the incident.

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