Man trapped at quarry site in Shawell, near Lutterworth, is badly injured
A demolition contract worker suffered serious head and chest injuries in an incident at a quarry site.
Emergency services were called to a former brickworks building off Gibbet Lane, Shawell, near Lutterworth, at about 5.10pm on Monday.
The man was trapped by a fallen steel girder on the second floor of the building.
Medical crews, including the air ambulance and a flying doctor, went to treat the man, who was suffering from head and chest injuries. Fire crews had to release him and lower him from the second floor using ropes and a basket stretcher.
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Once he was at ground level he was tended by the medical staff before he was transferred to hospital by land ambulance.
Fire service Harborough district manager Paul Weston said: "The man had been trapped under a steel joist.
"His colleagues had managed to shift the metal when we arrived but we had to release him from a confined space."
He said lifting equipment and ropes were used to bring the injured man to ground level on a protective stretcher.
The injured man was taken to hospital in Coventry.
His condition has not been revealed.
The incident was reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which investigates accidents in the workplace.
A spokesman for the HSE said: "We have been made aware of an incident at the site of a former brick works in Shawell on Monday evening and we are investigating."