Construction worker injured in roof fall in Syston, Leicestershire
A 36-year-old construction worker was airlifted to hospital today after falling through the roof of a house.
The man, who seriously injured his ankle in the fall, was taken to Queens Medical Centre, in Nottingham, by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).
The incident happened at about 11.30am at a house near Syston, where the man was working.
The doctor on board the air ambulance administered pain relief to the man, and the crew put a splint on his injured leg to help maintain circulation.
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A DLRAA spokeswoman said: "We regularly carry doctors on board our flights so they can provide advanced treatment at the scene of an accident, effectively bringing the hospital to the patient."