Man airlifted to hospital after accident at Elvington Industrial Estate

NPOC - Elvington industrial estate
NPOC - Elvington industrial estate
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Two men were taken to hospital this week after an accident at a local industrial estate.

Paramedics and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were called to Elvington Industrial Estate shortly after 9am last Monday, after two men were involved in an accident with a lorry, but both escaped serious injury.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service initially thought one of the men, who is in his 60s, had suffered serious chest injuries but he has now been discharged from Leeds General Infirmary. The other man was taken to York District Hospital but he has also been discharged.

A spokesperson for Tuffnells Parcels Express, for whom both men work, said an internal investigation had been launched.

She said: “An internal investigation has been launched following an incident with a vehicle after two employees were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

“One employee was released and returned to his base. The second employee was described as suffering from a “panic attack” and has returned to work. No physical injuries were present.

“The vehicle has undergone a second safety check with an independent mechanical engineer after the initial test showed the vehicle in good working order, and no mechanical defects were found.”

The lorry was delivering to Marshall Art when the incident happened.

The Health and Safety Executive said they will not be investigating the incident.