Man crushed by timber and left with ‘life-changing’ injuries

A man, 42, was airlifted to hospital after being crushed by a stack of timber.

A man, 42, was airlifted to hospital after being crushed by a stack of timber.

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A man was airlifted to hospital with “life-changing” injuries after being crushed by a stack of timber.

Emergency services were called to a timber company at Breighton Airfield near Bubwith after a stack of piled up timber had fallen onto a 42-year-old man, who is an employee. The man sustained crush injuries and a broken arm.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Police were called to the scene shortly after noon to reports of timber having fallen on to an employee.

“The victim is a 42-year-old man from Drax who sustained serious and what are considered to be life-changing injuries.

“Humberside Police are working with the Health and Safety Executive to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

The HSE said an investigation had been launched into the incident, but could not comment further.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were sent to the scene, before the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called.