A MAN suffered a shoulder injury after falling around eight feet through scaffolding planks during an incident in Dudley.

Emergency services were called to a property on Castle Hill at around 3.15pm on March 4.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured whilst carrying out work on the roof of a property. The man had reportedly fallen through the scaffolding planks he had been standing on, landing on to a lower platform which was approximately eight feet below.

“Ambulance crews treated the man for a shoulder injury before immobilising him using a specialist stretcher. The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was brought down to safety with the assistance of the fire service’s hydraulic platform.

“The casualty was conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”